School & Educational Groups

Due to COVID-19, group tours are limited to 2 family groups, or 12 people all together. We will not be giving any tours inside of the Cottonwood Historic House. Self-guided walking tours of the Site are available.

Cottonwood House provides a variety of School and Group Programs tailored to the age and size of your group. Bookings for the School and Group Programs must be made before arriving to the site.

Admission for school groups to Cottonwood House Historic Site is $35.00.

The cost of each activity is $35.00 for group sizes of 40 individuals.


  • Cottonwood House Tour: Our trained Heritage Interpreters will provide your group with a guided tour of Cottonwood House. A limit of 15 people per tour is set to prevent damage to the artifacts. Each tour is approximately 20-30 minutes in length.
  • Heritage Games: Your group will enjoy games including tug-o-war, sack races, an obstacle course and many more.
  • Scavenger Hunt: Participate in a fun search for items and information related to Cottonwood House and individuals get a prize upon completion.
  • Farm Orientation: Put your feet in the dirt and your hands in the hay as you learn how to care for the farm animals like chickens, lambs and rabbits.

Wagon Rides

Let the 2 Percheron horses Rock and Arrow take you on a wagon ride on the original Cariboo Wagon Road and along the Cottonwood River.

Age Category

Wagon Ride Rates



Seniors (60 & over)


Children & Youth



To pre-book your visit you may go to the Contact Us section of our website, email or call 250-992-2071 Mid-may to Sept Labour Day, Oct. to Mid May call Barkerville at 1.888.994.3332 Local 23. We can send promotional materials to help you plan your visit to Cottonwood House.