The Kansas City Museum preserves, interprets, and celebrates Kansas City through collections, exhibitions, and bold programs that reflect the City’s evolution and spirit, and engage visitors in unfolding stories about Kansas City’s vibrant history, cultural heritage, and pride.
The Kansas City Museum is a hub of learning, creativity, and collaboration where individuals and communities innovate and inspire engagement and civic unity.
- Community engagement
- Historic preservation
- Educational impact
- Inspiration to creative action
- Fiscal responsibility
The Kansas City Museum is located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd., a short 10-minute drive from downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Museum is in the heart of the Historic Northeast area. The one square block Museum site sits atop a bluff overlooking the Missouri River Valley, and is adjacent to Cliff Drive, a nearly five-mile urban scenic byway, and Kessler Park, named for George Kessler, the architect of Kansas City’s Park and Boulevard system. In 2016, three parks (Kessler Park, Parade Park, Penn Valley Park) and seven boulevards (Independence, Gladstone, Linwood, Armour, The Paseo, Benton, and Broadway) in Kansas City were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gladstone, The Paseo, and Benton Boulevards all connect into the Historic Northeast neighborhoods.
The Kansas City Museum is in the process of planning for an extensive, multi-phased historic restoration and renovation of the entire property. To learn more about the design and planning process, please visit Making a Museum KC.
Currently, the Kansas City Museum is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. including guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors enjoy seeing remaining, original interior architecture alongside spaces in process for historic restoration and renovation. In its current state, the Museum reveals visible and enduring traces of the past, as well as the promise of what is to come. To learn more about tours, please visit Hours & Tours.