More than 230 museums, historical societies, and heritage sites partner with us in telling these stories. Join us in our efforts in helping to interpret history that helped shape a nation.

Freedom’s Frontier offers a wide selection of interactive tours that guide users across the heritage area. Browse our library at our new tour portal.

Please note: location operating hours vary. Please confirm location hours before visiting.

  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (Topeka, KS)
  • Bushwhacker Museum (Nevada, MO)
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center (Manhattan, KS)
  • Fort Scott National Historical Site (Fort Scott, KS)
  • Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Depot location (Ottawa, KS)
  • Historic Lecompton (Lecompton, KS)
  • Lee’s Summit Historical Society (Lee’s Summit, MO)
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site (Olathe, KS)
  • Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum (Kansas City, KS) *
  • Riley County Historical Museum (Manhattan, KS)
  • St. Joseph MO Visitors Bureau Visitor’s Center (St. Joseph, MO)
  • Wabaunsee County Historical Museum (Alma, KS)
  • The Watkins Museum of History (Lawrence, KS).
    • A 2nd copy is at the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area office (also Lawrence, KS) *

*By appointment only.

FFNHA Partner Sites

Click on a row to visit that partner's website.

Partner Site County State
1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum and Westport Historical SocietyJacksonMOWEBSITE
1859 Jail, Marshal's Home and MuseumJacksonMOWEBSITE
Adrian Area Historical SocietyBatesMOWEBSITE
Agency Ford MuseumBuchananMOWEBSITE
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of ArtBuchananMOWEBSITE
Alexander/Madison Chapter of KC Buffalo SoldiersJacksonMOWEBSITE
Alexander Majors House and BarnJacksonMOWEBSITE
Allen County Historical SocietyAllenKSWEBSITE
Amelia Earhart Birthplace MuseumAtchisonKSWEBSITE
Amelia Earhart Hanger MuseumAtchisonKSWEBSITE
American Flight MuseumShawneeKSWEBSITE
American Jazz MuseumJacksonMOWEBSITE
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery CenterJacksonMOWEBSITE
Appleton City Landmark Restorations, Inc.St. ClairMOWEBSITE
Arabia Steamboat MuseumJacksonMOWEBSITE
Archives & Research Center of Franklin Co KSFranklinKSWEBSITE
Atchison County Historical SocietyAtchisonKSWEBSITE
Atkins-Johnson Farm & MuseumClayMOWEBSITE
Baker Wetlands and Discovery CenterDouglasKSWEBSITE
Basehor Historical Museum SocietyLeavenworthKSWEBSITE
Bates County Museum & Historical SocietyBatesMOWEBSITE
Battle of Island Mound State Historic SiteBatesMOWEBSITE
Battle of Lexington State Historic SiteLafayetteMOWEBSITE
Battle of WestportJacksonMOWEBSITE
Baxter Springs Heritage Center and MuseumCherokeeKSWEBSITE
Beecher Bible and Rifle ChurchWabaunseeKSWEBSITE
Bingham-Waggoner EstateJacksonMOWEBSITE
Black American Blueprint CollectiveShawneeKSWEBSITE
Black Archives Museum of St. JosephBuchanonMOWEBSITE
Black Archives of Mid AmericaJacksonMOWEBSITE
Black Jack Battlefield and Nature ParkDouglasKSWEBSITE
Blue Room and Gem TheatreJacksonMOWEBSITE
Boston Daniels Park and CorporationWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Brown v Board of Education National Historic SiteShawneeKSWEBSITE
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage CenterJacksonMOWEBSITE
Burlingame Historical Preservation SocietyOsageKSWEBSITE
Burlingame Schuyler MuseumOsageKSWEBSITE
Burnt District Monument and Sharps-Hopper CabinCassMOWEBSITE
Caney Valley Historical Society & MuseumMontgomeryKSWEBSITE
Carnegie BuildingDouglasKSWEBSITE
Cass County Historical Society and MuseumCassMOWEBSITE
Cave Spring Park, home of Barnes Enclosure, Cave Spring, and 3 TrailsJacksonMOWEBSITE
Cherryvale Historical MuseumMontgomeryKSWEBSITE
Civil War Round Table of Kansas CityClayMOWEBSITE
Civil War Round Table of Western MissouriJacksonMOWEBSITE
Clay County Archives & Historical LibraryClayMOWEBSITE
Clay County Historical Society MuseumClayMOWEBSITE
Clay County Historic SitesClayMOWEBSITE
Clearfield School and Historical SocietyDouglasKSWEBSITE
Clendening History of Medicine MuseumWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Coffey County Historical Society MuseumCoffeyKSWEBSITE
Concordia Area Museum and Historical SocietyJohnsonMOWEBSITE
Confederate Memorial State Historic SiteJohnsonMOWEBSITE
Constitution Hall SHS LecomptonDouglasKSWEBSITE
Constitution Hall TopekaShawneeKSWEBSITE
Crawford County Historical MuseumCrawfordKSWEBSITE
Curtis House MuseumShawneeKSWEBSITE
Democratic Headquarters of Kansas Territory in LecomptonDouglasKSWEBSITE
DeSoto Historical SocietyJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Dietrich CabinFranklinKSWEBSITE
Dole Institute of PoliticsDouglasKSWEBSITE
Dorothy Day Log Cabin at Platte Wildlife PreservePlatteMOWEBSITE
Douglas County Chapter of Santa Fe Trail Association and Ivan Boyd PrairieDouglasKSWEBSITE
Douglas County Heritage Conservation CouncilDouglasKSWEBSITE
Douglass School ProjectLafayetteMOWEBSITE
Edgerton Community MuseumJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Ernie Miller Nature CenterJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Eudora Area Historical Society and Community MuseumDouglasKSWEBSITE
Excelsior Springs Museum and ArchivesClayMOWEBSITE
First Territorial Capitol State Historic SiteRileyKSWEBSITE
Fishburn Archives & Special Collections at Park UniversityPlatteMOWEBSITE
Flint Hills Discovery CenterRileyKSWEBSITE
Forest Grove Cemetery ProjectLafayetteMOWEBSITE
Fort Leavenworth National CemeteryLeavenworthKSWEBSITE
Fort Osage National Historic LandmarkJacksonMOWEBSITE
Fort Scott National Historic SiteBourbonKSWEBSITE
Franklin County Historical SocietyFranklinKSWEBSITE
Friends of the Free State CapitolShawneeKSWEBSITE
Frontier Army MuseumLeavenworthKSWEBSITE
Gardner Historical MuseumJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Gardner Junction ParkJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Garrison School Cultural CenterClayMOWEBSITE
Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-AmericaJacksonMOWEBSITE
Geary County Historical SocietyGearyKSWEBSITE
General Jo Shelby Park and StatueLafayetteMOWEBSITE
George Historic Cemetery Association, Inc.JacksonMOWEBSITE
Glore Psychiatric MuseumBuchanonMOWEBSITE
Goodnow House State Historic SiteRileyKSWEBSITE
Gordon Parks MuseumBourbonKSWEBSITE
Great Overland StationShawneeKSWEBSITE
Grinter Place State Historic SiteWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Guardians of Grover BarnDouglasKSWEBSITE
Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic SiteBartonMOWEBSITE
Harry S. Truman Farm Home in GrandviewJacksonMOWEBSITE
Harry S. Truman Library and MuseumJacksonMOWEBSITE
Harry S. Truman NHS Home Site - IndependenceJacksonMOWEBSITE
Harry S. Truman NHS Visitor CenterJacksonMOWEBSITE
Harvey J. Higgins Historical Society and Higginsville MuseumLafayetteMOWEBSITE
Haskell Cultural Center and MuseumDouglasKSWEBSITE
Historical Society of New Santa Fe and the Trailside CenterJacksonMOWEBSITE
Historic Mt. Gilead Church and SchoolClayMOWEBSITE
Historic Topeka CemeteryShawneeKSWEBSITE
Howard CemeteryJacksonMO
Humboldt's Orcutt Living History Backyard MuseumAllenKSWEBSITE
Humboldt Historical Society and MuseumAllenKSWEBSITE
Huron Indian CemeteryWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Independence Historical Museum and Art CenterMontgomeryKSWEBSITE
Jackson County Historical SocietyJacksonMOWEBSITE
Jefferson County Historical and Genealogical SocietyJeffersonKSWEBSITE
Jesse James Bank MuseumClayMOWEBSITE
Jesse James Birthplace Farm and MuseumClayMOWEBSITE
Jesse James Home Museum (at Patee House)BuchananMOWEBSITE
John and Mary Ritchie HouseShawneeKSWEBSITE
John Brown Museum SHS and Adair CabinMiamiKSWEBSITE
John Brown SpeaksDouglasKSWEBSITE
Johnson County Historical SocietyJohnsonMOWEBSITE
Johnson County Historic Courthouse MuseumJohnsonMOWEBSITE
Johnson County LibraryJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Johnson County MuseumJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Juneteenth, KCJacksonMOWEBSITE
Kansas City Area Historic Trails AssociationJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Kansas City Kansas Community College Art GalleryWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Kansas City MuseumJacksonMOWEBSITE
Kansas Historical SocietyShawneeKSWEBSITE
Kaw Point ParkWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Kemper Museum of Contemporary ArtJacksonKSWEBSITE
King Hill Cemetery and Preservation CorpsBuchananMOWEBSITE
KU Natural History MuseumDouglasKSWEBSITE
LaBudde Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library, UMKCJacksonMOWEBSITE
La Cygne Historical SocietyLinnKSWEBSITE
Lanesfield School Historic SiteJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Lansing Historical MuseumLeavenworthKSWEBSITE
Lawrence/Douglas County Community Remembrance Project CoalitionDouglasKSWEBSITE
Lawrence Public LibraryDouglasKSWEBSITE
Leavenworth Historical Society and Carroll Mansion MuseumLeavenworthKSWEBSITE
Lecompton Historical Society And Territorial Capitol MuseumDouglasKSWEBSITE
Lee's Summit Historical Society, Museum, and Historic CemeteryJacksonMOWEBSITE
Legler Barn Museum and DepotJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Leila's Hair MuseumJacksonMOWEBSITE
Lenexa Historical SocietyJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Leonard H. Axe Library at Pittsburg State UniversityCrawfordKSWEBSITE
Lexington Historical Association and MuseumLafayetteMOWEBSITE
Liberty African American Legacy Memorial Project at Garrison SchoolClayMOWEBSITE
Liberty Jail Historic SiteJacksonMOWEBSITE
Lied CenterDouglasKSWEBSITE
Linn County Historical Society and MuseumLinnKSWEBSITE
Little House on the Prairie MuseumMontgomeryKSWEBSITE
Lone Jack Historical SocietyJacksonMOWEBSITE
Louisburg Historical SocietyMiamiKSWEBSITE
Lowell Milken Center for Unsung HeroesBourbonKSWEBSITE
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and FarmJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Marais de Cygnes Society and Massacre State Historic SiteLinnKSWEBSITE
Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife RefugeLinnKSWEBSITE
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of ArtRileyKSWEBSITE
Marla Quilts, and African Quilts Museum, Inc.DouglasKSWEBSITE
Martha Lafite Thompson Nature SanctuaryJacksonMOWEBSITE
McClure Archives and University Museum UCMJohnsonMOWEBSITE
Mem-Erie Historical MuseumNeoshoKSWEBSITE
Merriam Historic PlazaJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Miami County Historical MuseumMiamiKSWEBSITE
Midland Railway DepotDouglasKSWEBSITE
Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic SiteLinnKSWEBSITE
Miners Hall MuseumCrawfordKSWEBSITE
Missouri River Outfitters Chapter of Sante Fe Trails AssociationJacksonMOWEBSITE
Missouri TownJacksonMOWEBSITE
Missouri Valley Room KCMO LibraryJacksonMOWEBSITE
Monticello Community Historical SocietyJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Mound City Historical Society and ParkLinnKSWEBSITE
Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie ParkWabaunseeKSWEBSITE
Mount Mora CemeteryBuchanonMOWEBSITE
Museum at PrairiefireJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture, Inc (MDHAC)JohnsonKSWEBSITE
Museum of the Kansas National GuardShawneeKSWEBSITE
National Archives at Kansas CityJacksonMOWEBSITE
National Frontier Trails MuseumJacksonMOWEBSITE
National World War I Museum and MemorialJacksonMOWEBSITE
Negro Leagues Baseball MuseumJacksonMOWEBSITE
Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtJacksonMOWEBSITE
Newell-Johnson-Searle HouseJeffersonKSWEBSITE
Olathe Historical SocietyJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Olathe Memorial CemeteryJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Olathe Public LibraryJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Old Castle Museum at Baker UniversityDouglasKSWEBSITE
Old Depot MuseumFranklinKSWEBSITE
Old Jefferson TownJeffersonKSWEBSITE
Old Prairie Town at Warde-Meade Historic SiteShawneeKSWEBSITE
Old Quindaro MuseumWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Old Stone House Along the Oregon Trail ConservancyShawneeKS
Opothleyahola Memorial BuildingCoffeyKSWEBSITE
Oregon-California Trails AssociationJacksonMOWEBSITE
Osage Mission-Neosho County Historical Society Museum and Graves LibraryNeoshoKSWEBSITE
Osage Village State Historic SiteVernonMOWEBSITE
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical GardensJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Overland Park Historical SocietyJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Partners of the First Territorial CapitolRileyKSWEBSITE
Patee House MuseumBuchanonMOWEBSITE
Pharis FarmClayMOWEBSITE
Platte County Historical Society and Ben Ferrel MuseumPlatteMOWEBSITE
Pony Express National MuseumBuchanonMOWEBSITE
Poplar Heights Living History Farm and MuseumBatesMOWEBSITE
Prairie State ParkBartonMOWEBSITE
Quindaro Overlook and RuinsJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum (Historic Vernon School)WyandotteKSWEBSITE
Rapp SchoolOsageKSWEBSITE
Ray County Historical Society Museum and Genealogical LibraryRayMOWEBSITE
Raytown Historical Society And MuseumRayMOWEBSITE
Remington Nature CenterBuchanonMOWEBSITE
Rice-Tremonti HomeRayMOWEBSITE
Richard Allen Cultural Center and MuseumLeavenworthKSWEBSITE
Riley County Genealogical SocietyRileyKSWEBSITE
Riley County Historical Society and MuseumRileyKSWEBSITE
Ritchie CemeteryShawneeKS
Robidoux Row MuseumBuchanonMOWEBSITE
Sauk River CampSt. ClairMO
SEK Museum AllianceseveralKSWEBSITE
Shawnee County Historical SocietyShawneeKSWEBSITE
Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic SiteJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Shawnee Mission DAR ChapterJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Shawnee Town 1929 MuseumJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Shoal Creek Living History MuseumJacksonMOWEBSITE
Smithville MO Historical SocietyClayMOWEBSITE
Southeast KS Nature Center at Schermerhorn Park and CaveCherokeeKSWEBSITE
Spencer Museum of ArtDouglasKSWEBSITE
St. Clair County Historical Society and MuseumSt. ClairMO
St. Joseph MuseumsBuchananMOWEBSITE
St. Philippine Duchesne Shrine and Potawatomie Trail of Death Memorial ParkLinnKSWEBSITE
Sumner Elementary School (Brown v Board Sumner Legacy Trust)ShawneeKSWEBSITE
Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic SiteJacksonMOWEBSITE
Tonganoxie Community Historical SocietyLeavenworthKSWEBSITE
Topeka Genealogical SocietyShawneeKSWEBSITE
Trading Post MuseumLinnKSWEBSITE
Union Cemetery Historical Society and CemeteryJacksonMOWEBSITE
Union StationJacksonMOWEBSITE
Vaile Victorian MansionJacksonMOWEBSITE
Vernon County Historical Society and Bushwacker MuseumVernonMOWEBSITE
Virginia SchoolJohnsonKSWEBSITE
Wabaunsee County Historical Society and MuseumWabaunseeKSWEBSITE
Wakarusa River Valley Heritage MuseumDouglasKSWEBSITE
Wakefield MuseumClayKSWEBSITE
Watkins Museum of History and Douglas County Historical SocietyDouglasKSWEBSITE
Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic SiteClayMOWEBSITE
Weaving the RiverWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Wells P. Bailey House & Historic Preservation Partnership of Lyndon, Inc.OsageKSWEBSITE
Wentworth Military Academy MuseumLafayetteMOWEBSITE
William Clarke Quantrill SocietyJacksonMOWEBSITE
Wilson County Historical Society and MuseumWilsonKSWEBSITE
Wonder Workshop Children's MuseumRileyKSWEBSITE
Woodson County Historical Society and MuseumWoodsonKSWEBSITE
Wornall Majors House MuseumsJacksonMOWEBSITE
Wyandot Nation of KansasWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Wyandotte County Historical MuseumWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Wyandotte High School Alumni CenterWyandotteKSWEBSITE
Wyeth-Tootle MansionBuchananMOWEBSITE