Open 10am-4pm Wed-Sat.
Housed in the historic 1910 Beaux-Arts style mansion and private estate of lumber baron and civic leader Robert Alexander Long and his family, the Kansas City Museum became a public museum in 1940. Seventy-five years later, the Museum is under extensive renovation and open to the public for tours, exhibitions, 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. The Kansas City Museum is operated by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation.
The three-acre Museum site sits atop a bluff overlooking the Missouri River Valley, adjacent to historic Kessler Park and Cliff Drive, a state scenic by-way.
The Museum collects, preserves, and interprets Kansas City's local and regional history. The Collection contains more than 100,000 objects in subgroups including an archive of film, photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera; the Dyer Native American collection of cultural and historical objects; a large clothing, accessories, and textiles collection; a small fine arts collection of paintings by artists of local subjects; a transportation collection including rail cars and carriages; a collection of firefighting objects from the Kansas City Fire Historical Society; decorative arts including a selection of original furnishings from Corinthian Hall; and much more.
- Guided Tours
- Handicap Accessible
- Motorcoach Parking On-Site