The facility is open daily for self-guided walking tours. The area features 20 structures, including clapboard houses, a school, antebellum brick mansion home, a church, and log cabins. The buildings date from 1807-1885.Shoal Creek Living History Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Kansas City Edition.
Covering more than 80 acres of beautiful rolling hills in Kansas City North's Hodge Park, the museum dedicates itself to bringing the 19th century Missouri to life through special events, programs, tours and reenactments.
Tours, weddings and school programs are available by appointment. The facility is open each day for walking tours from dawn to dusk.
During the summer, weather permitting, the buildings are open so visitors may view the interiors through closed gates. Private tours are available by reservation.
The site hosts many special events throughout the year, including the Harvest Festival, the second Saturday in October; the Visit With St. Nicholas, the first Saturday in December; and in 2011, a Civil War reenactment, September 10, focusing on the Battle of Liberty.
Walking tour maps are available at the front gate, the kiosk, or the porch of the Mercantile. Picnic tables are available.
Shoal Creek Living History Museum Reviews
On the first Saturday of the month, this old town comes to life. The buildings are open, and actors portray the way it was in 1860s. We really enjoyed seeing all the interactions, buildings, and origi... more »
The herd of buffalo was a real hit for me! The building were also very interesting. The information provided by signage was excellent. The trails around the area where a plus too! more »
This historic park exemplifies the best restored village. When one enters, and walks through the village, it gives one the nostalgic feeling of days gone by. One can imagine what it was like to live 175 years ago when church was close to cottage or small home. The grist mill is placed in the center of the village. Absolutely lovely village nestled in a pastoral setting. I was told the buildings were moved in from various Missouri areas.
Such a great place to go and learn about our past. The buildings were moved from other places lovingly put back together and cared for. The reenactments were such a pleasure to watch. The craftsman are enjoyable to watch and talk to. If you get a chance be sure to go it is a hidden gem of Kansas City.
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