Tours

Tours

For $5 per person your group can have a guided experience at Minnetrista. You can experience any of our regular daily activities with a guide during the time you set.

Groups of 10 or more people visiting Minnetrista receive a discounted rate of $4 per person and custom tours with an expert are $6 per person. Contact us at least two weeks in advance to register. When you get here, you can enjoy our exhibits and general admission activities as you tour on your own.

To register call 765-287-3552.

Or register online.

All tours include walking outdoors. A golf cart may be available with reservation for up to 4 people only. All tours run 45–90 minutes, depending on tour content and visitor interest. All paid tours require reservation at least 2 weeks prior to ensure staff availability.

Interpreter-led Boulevard Walk 
Cost: free, max 12 people

Minnetrista interpreters are on site MondaySaturday, from 9 a.m.5:30 p.m., to share the history of the Ball family in Muncie. Explore the legacy of the Minnetrista property, and take a walk down the Boulevard to discover more about the homes and members of the Ball family. Please call at least 7 days prior to confirm an interpreter will be available during your group’s visit time.

Self-Guided Exhibit Walk-Through 
Cost: $5 per person; $4 groups of 10 or more

Planning to bring a larger group to view one of our current exhibitions? Call a few weeks in advance and get a $1 per person discount and access to our galleries.

Minnetrista Legacy Tour 
Cost: $6 per person, max 40 people

Explore the history of Minnetrista on a tour of the Boulevard, including a visit to Oakhurst Experience, where George and Frances Ball penned the original Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving. This tour also includes a 45-minute guided tour of Nebosham and E.B. and Bertha Ball homes. This tour includes the cost of admission to Minnetrista’s exhibitions.

Custom Expert Tour
Cost: $6 per person; minimum of 10 people per tour or $60 for parties under 10

Dig into the rich history of our community or explore gardens across our 40-acre campus. These tours are led by a Minnetrista expert from our Collections or Horticulture department and can be customized based on your group’s interest. Here are a few popular custom tour topics:

  • Minnetrista’s themed gardens
  • Natural resources & nature area walk-through
  • Gas boom and glass history in East Central Indiana
  • History of food preservation and Ball innovations
  • Historic house preservation
  • Apple cider room and tasting