City of Springfield Tours

   

The City of Springfield offers several informational tours to the public. These tours are geared toward a variety of age groups.

Library

We welcome students groups to come to the Library for a fun, informative and interactive tour. We will introduce students of all ages, from preschool through high school, to the Library and its resources. We will read stories or give book talks, and allow time to explore, get library cards and check out books. Tours take 40 minutes to an hour, depending on students' ages. Please schedule your Library field trip at least two weeks in advance. For more information or to arrange a Library tour, please call 541-726-3766, and ask for the Youth Services Desk.

Museum

Springfield Museum tours are an excellent chance for you to experience a bit of Springfield history. The materials for each tour are adjusted to age level and content needs. Museum tours are primarily designed for kindergarten through fourth grade levels. Each kindergarten through second grade tour ranges from 30 to 45 minutes. Third and fourth grade tours run approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Tours can be scheduled any weekday, morning only. No tours are given after May 20th through the end of the school year for school groups, unless the instructor accompanies the class during Museum open hours, Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We look forward to seeing your group at the Museum. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Jim Cupples, Museum Director, at 541-726-3677.  

City Hall

City Hall tours are a fun, interactive opportunity to learn about city government. The tour includes a walk through City Hall and around its exterior to learn about the community, the building, and the public art in and around City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. City Hall tours include an opportunity to meet with the Mayor or a member of the City Council to participate in a brief discussion about Springfield's form of government. Tour participants are invited to sit in the Mayor and Councilors' chairs in the Council Chamber, and to talk about the kinds of decisions the Mayor and Council make on behalf of the community. Tours last 30-40 minutes and must be arranged in advance. For more information or to arrange a tour, please contact Amy Sowa, City Manager's Office at 541-726-3700.

Police Department

Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes of Springfield’s police department and observe the daily activities of uniformed patrol officers. The Springfield Police Department offers informal tours to the public weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours are tailored to the needs or interests of the group and are given by Community Service Officers. Length of tours and information provided varies, starting at 30 minutes. The Police Department also provides an opportunity to ride in a patrol vehicle. During the "Ride-Along," we encourage people to talk with officers and ask questions. All rides last approximately four hours. Advance authorization is required before you can participate. For more information regarding the "Ride-Along" program please call 726-3714. For more information about tours or to schedule a tour, contact Tana Steers, Community Service Officer, at 541-726-3731.  

Fire and Life Safety Department

The Springfield Fire and Life Safety Department offers fire station tours Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Fire Department tours are a fun, interactive glimpse at a community fire department. Please request your tour at least two weeks before the desired tour date. We encourage you to schedule morning tours, but afternoon tours are possible. Evening tours are a challenge, but we try our best. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and groups should not be larger than 25 people. Groups of children should be accompanied by approximately one adult for every 5 children. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Amy Linder, 541-682-8428.
City of Springfield, Oregon