Shoal Creek Living History Museum, Kansas City

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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.

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.
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  • I want to add some context after reading many comments and visiting for myself. First, all the major buildings now have weatherproof signs outside, some of them very interesting and detailed. It was....  more
    I want to add some context after reading many comments and visiting for myself. First, all the major buildings now have weatherproof signs outside, some of them very interesting and detailed. It was....  more »
  • Due to Covid, the buildings were not open. This didn't hamper our visit thoughtless were able to walk thru the park and around the buildings. We were able to get a feel of living in this part of our.....  more
    Due to Covid, the buildings were not open. This didn't hamper our visit thoughtless were able to walk thru the park and around the buildings. We were able to get a feel of living in this part of our.....  more »
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  • Historic fun things to look at, plus it's beautiful scenery. Always clean and well maintained. Lots of walking and moderate hills. The accessible trails are gravel. It’s a little steep to get in but once you’re up the hill it’s better to navigate. The walking trails behind the historic buildings are narrow but well maintained. I walked my puppy on the blue trail and it took us about 20 minutes at his fast pace.
  • Went here to take some family photos. The museum does a good job replicating a previous era (from what we gleaned while walking around looking for good photo locations). Interested to go back and look a little closer at what all the museum has to offer.

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