Central Hyde Park
Historic Kansas City is offering Heritage Hikes during Historic Preservation Month at 9:00 am at various locations throughout the city. Heritage Hikes highlight the architecture and history of Kansas City’s neighborhoods. Please note each hike is RAIN OR SHINE and lasts just over three hours. You will walk around 3 miles. Please wear comfortable shoes.
“Hikers” receive brochures which contain maps of the neighborhood with dialogue for each significant site noting the address, date built, architect(s) and the building’s description. Hikers will tour the interiors of significant sites and learn the importance of preservation of Kansas City’s historic built environment. Your guide is Lucinda Rice-Petrie, a HKC Past President. She holds a Master of Arts degree in American history, a BS in Education. For questions about the hikes contact Lucinda Rice-Petrie at 816-916-0927. Payment on site by cash or check is possible, but not preferred.
Entire Series of 3:
Cost: $60 per person
Members: $25 per person
Non-Members: $30 per person
Hyde Park, first platted in the 1880’s, was originally a nine acre, grassy park. Today, Hyde Park encompasses 179 acres with 290 significant structures, showcasing Shirtwaist, Queen Anne, Prairie School, Georgian Colonial Revival, and Shingle Style architectural style homes. Within Central Hyde Park is Janssen Place, a district of palatial, private homes, once a private residential district.
To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.