What is a Heritage Traveler?

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area offers the perfect landscape for becoming a Heritage Traveler. The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines heritage tourism as “traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past.”

We have so many special places where residents and visitors can experience our shared stories about the enduring struggle for freedom! So where is a Heritage Traveler to begin? We have plenty of suggestions!

Love history; will travel? Explore our landscape. Explore Places to See in Freedom's Frontier today. Freedom's Frontier has more than 200 Partner sites. Visit museums. See National Historic Sites such as Forts, and Brown V. Board of Education, housed in the school which was part of the landmark decision to end segregation. If you like historic house museums, there are many to see. You'll also find links to trails, prairies and parks, libraries, archives, historical societies, and other places to research local history and genealogy.


Our Mission Statement:
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) is dedicated to building awareness of the struggles for freedom in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. The diverse, interwoven, and nationally important stories grew from a unique physical and cultural landscape. FFNHA inspires respect for multiple perspectives and empowers residents to preserve and share these stories. We achieve our goals through interpretation, preservation, conservation, and education for all residents and visitors.

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