Speakers & Tours


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Tours are conducted Monday through Friday, typically at 1 p.m. Please allow one hour for the tour. Dates and times are subject to staff availability.


Individuals and groups are welcome to tour the John Gottschalk Freedom Center. We require that all participants be at least 8 years old or in the third grade. One parent/teacher/guardian or group leader must be present for every 10 children.

Tour Size:

The John Gottschalk Freedom Center can accommodate up to 50 people at a time.


Touring the John Gottschalk Freedom Center is free-of-charge.

Scheduling a tour:

Tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance by calling 402-444-1011. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate unscheduled, drop in requests for tours.

Special Needs:

If your group has special needs or interests, please make them known at the time you schedule your tour.

What you will see:

Guided tours will see models of the old press, new press and other artifacts in the lobby museum. Participants will walk across a mezzanine on the third floor of the facility inside the press hallway, and also will tour the third floor mailroom, where advertising pre-prints are packaged.


The John Gottschalk Freedom Center on the 14th Street and Capitol Avenue in Downtown Omaha.

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