The Columbus Museum offers guided and self-guided tours to school groups and adults. For more information or to make reservations, please contact the Education Department at

All group tours require a minimum of 10 people.

You can schedule a tour by filling out the museum’s online tour request form.

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Adult Tours

Guided Overview TourAdult-Tour

Overview tours cover a broad spectrum of artworks and artifacts related to American art and regional history. Visitors will tour the Chattahoochee Legacy and History Gallery and the new permanent collection installation, By the People, For the People: 300 Years of American Art from the Permanent Collection.


Guided Regional History Tour

This special guided tour will take place in the Chattahoochee Legacy Gallery ,which traces the history of the Chattahoochee River Valley. The gallery includes archeological excavations and life-size dioramas of an ancient Native American dwelling, a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, an urban slave cabin and a 20th century army tent from Fort Benning.


Guided American Art Tour

The American art collection includes paintings, sculpture and decorative arts from the Colonial period to the present. Special highlights of this tour will include artists like Charles Willson Peale, Albert Bierstadt, Lee Krasner, Stuart Davis and Louise Nevelson.


Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are for groups that consist of 10 or more people. Visitors may pick up a copy of the permanent collection guide at the front desk or take an audio tour of the collection. See the front desk for more details. Also, visit the permanent collection guide online.

School Tours

The Columbus Museum offers guided and self-guided tours to school groups and adults.

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Touch Tour for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Touch-TourThe Columbus Museum offers an innovative new program developed to help the blind and visually impaired enjoy art through the use of alternate senses. During the ‘Touch Tour,’ specially trained docents give a pictorial description which includes information about the artwork and the artist. After the docent builds a mental picture, selected artworks are illustrated with the aid of a tactile reproduction of two-dimensional art in three-dimensions. Facial expressions, shapes, depth and textures are communicated with this aid. To enhance the visitor’s experience, appropriate music is played in the gallery. The tour highlights paintings and sculpture from the Museum’s permanent collection. This program is updated on a regular basis and may include new or additional components for your enjoyment. The tour can be reserved by groups or individuals. For more information, or to schedule a Touch Tour, please contact the Education Department at

Special thanks to Basset and Becker Advertising for their generous support of this project.

Need to cancel?

Please contact us immediately at if you need to cancel your scheduled visit. Advance notice will allow us to bring in groups on our waiting list.

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