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 for you in our new "Heritage Traveler Insider."

Love history; will travel? Explore our landscape. Become a Freedom's Frontier Heritage Traveler today. 





  • Your gift of $20 or more allows you to receive the "Heritage Traveler Insider" in your inbox each month.
  • The "Heritage Traveler Insider" is a customized travel companion which not only compiles our partner site events, special interests, and places to visit in the heritage area, but special "deals" only available to Freedom's Frontier Heritage Travelers.

To purchase your Heritage Traveler Subscription click here.


 Answer for yourself, "what happened here?"




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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