WCHS: Be a Riverboat Tour Guide | Community


Beginning in 2021, American Cruise Lines and American Queen Voyages began calling at Winona. The 2022 season will see over 30 river cruise ship visits with over 100 visits scheduled.

The Winona County Historical Society (WCHS) provides local guides for buses, walking tours, and other WCHS-developed experiences booked through river cruise excursions and other companies. Tours offered include walking tours of downtown Winona and the historic Windom Park area, in-depth bus tours of Winona, and guide services for a shuttle route through the city.

Get involved and welcome all these new visitors.

The WCHS has an amazing team of local guides who organize tours for these and other guests. The Winona County Historical Society is bolstering its guiding team and hosting an information meeting for potential local guides May 12 at 10 a.m. at the History Center. Other opportunities include volunteering as a host or museum guide at the History Center.

Hostesses greet and assist visitors in providing an excellent visitor experience on cruise ship visiting days and assist the ticket and information desk team as needed. Museum guides provide engaging activities and experiences in the History Center’s exhibition spaces. There are also two openings for Visitor Service Associates on weekends and after hours!

Online applications are currently open at winonahistory.org/jobs. Contact Jennifer Weaver, [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering as a host or guide.

The Winona County Historical Society is online at www.winonahistory.org or call 507-454-2723 for more information. The Winona County History Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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