Missouri Town Living History Museum

Woman tending to garden at historic Missouri town

About Missouri Town Living History Museum

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a small Missouri town on the eve of the Civil War. Missouri Town is a living history museum with more than 25 buildings dating from 1822 – 1860 spread across nearly 30 picturesque acres. Original structures from seven western Missouri counties are filled with historic tools and furnishings, setting the stage for life in the mid-1800s.

During your self-guided tour, our living history interpreters, heirloom crops, and heritage breed livestock will tell the story of daily life in the small 19th century towns of this region. Special events throughout the year focus on particular aspects of the community, from politics to music to life on the farm.

The museum is situated on rolling, grassy land, with a gravel lane through the center of the site. Please traverse with care. For the safety of our livestock and interpreters, pets are not permitted in the village.

Missouri Town is available to rent for weddings and other special events. Click here for details.

Historic Sites Event Calendar

Field Trips at Missouri Town

Drive-Thru History Tuesdays

Every Tuesday from April 1 through November 15, visitors can drive their own personal vehicle into Missouri Town to explore the village and visit with our interpreters. Your self-guided tour begins at the Visitor Center where admission is purchased; a site map and driving instructions will be provided. Discounts are available for large, pre-scheduled groups. Email slthompson@jacksongov.org or call 816-229-8980 to arrange your group tour. 


As a guest at Missouri Town Living History Museum, you agree to allow your image, likeness, and/or sound recordings for the purpose of Jackson County Parks + Rec promotion.

Non-commercial photography is welcomed.

Commercial photographers must comply with all guidelines and apply for a photo permit through our Registration Office.  Call 816-503-4800 for information. 




8010 E Park Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64086  View Map

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