Step back in time into an antebellum farming community.


Mar-Nov: Tue-Sun 9 am-4:30 pm; Nov-Feb: Sat-Sun 9 am-4:30 pm

Contact Information

8010 E Park Rd
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Phone: 816-503-4860

Location Type

Living History

Site Info

Bus / RV Parking
Group Tours
Hiking Trails
Water Fountain

See what a progressive farming community, spread across some 30 sloping acres, looked like in the mid-1800s. Visit Missouri Town 1855 with professional living history interpreters to help you along your self-guided tour.

Missouri Town 1855 is composed of more than 25 buildings dating from 1820 - 1860. This living history museum uses original structures, furnishings and equipment. Also depicting the 19th Century lifestyles are interpreters in period attire, authentic field and garden crops, and rare livestock breeds.

The homes, farms and businesses in this antebellum village depict the era of peace and prosperity that preceded the Border and Civil Wars. The variety of architectural styles in the village represent the different cultural and economic backgrounds common among residents in towns of western Missouri. Dressed in 1850s attire, our staff and volunteers engage in activities to complement their period surroundings. From holiday celebrations to daily tasks, Missouri Town 1855 brings the past to life.

Pets are not permitted in the village.

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Gordon Julich  |  on 12/5/2011

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