The Kansas City Museum collects, preserves, and interprets Kansas City’s local and regional history through programs, exhibitions, and events that illuminate and celebrate Kansas City’s past, present, and future. The Museum is located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd. in Kansas City, Missouri’s Historic Northeast community.
The Kansas City Museum is in a planning process for future renovations. During this time, the grounds and only the first floors of Corinthian Hall and the Carriage House are open to the public Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for exhibitions, hard hat tours, and special programs and events. Visitors enjoy seeing remaining, original interior architecture alongside spaces in process for historic restoration and rehabilitation. In its current state, the Museum reveals visible and enduring traces of the past, as well as the promise of what is to come.
On the first floor of Corinthian Hall, visitors may view Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery. Free, self-guided tours of this exhibition begin in the Carriage House and are every 30 minutes, starting at 10:30 a.m. with the last tour starting at 3:30 p.m. Please note that the Kansas City Museum closes at 4:00 p.m.
Visitors may also take free, docent-led hard hat tours of the first floors of Corinthian Hall and the Carriage House at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.
These tours begin in the Carriage House. Visitors learn about the history and legacy of the Long family and of the Museum.
The Kansas City Museum is operated and managed by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department.
Photo Credits: Corinthian Hall courtesy of David Remley Photography; Wedding Vase, 1920, Santo Domingo, Kansas City Museum/Union Station collection; Heidi Herrman's Kansas City Icon Dress courtesy of Steve Gibson Photography.