The Historic Kansas City offers a variety of walking tours featuring Kansas City’s diverse architecture and history. Tours are by appointment only during the spring or fall season, or check our calendar below for prearranged events. Tours are led by trained volunteers and last 1-1.5 hours, but can also be customized for longer walking tours or bus tours. It is suggested that you wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

HKC “Scheduled” Tours:

No planned walking tours are “scheduled” at this time due to limited resources. Check back later in the year.

HKC Private Tours by “Appointment”:

No private tours are possible at this time due to limited resources. Check back later in the year.

Kansas City Civic Center

See Kansas City’s Art Deco city hall and county courthouse, built when Harry Truman was county administrative judge. Also,… read more


Founded in the 1830s, the town of Westport was one of the major gateways to the trails west. You… read more

Northeast Kansas City Museum

Gracious homes along Gladstone and Benton Boulevards date from 1880-1911. A show place in this neighborhood is the mansion… read more

18th And Vine

To learn more about the history of 18th & Vine please contact the American Jazz Museum or the Black Archives of… read more

Country Club Plaza

Walk among the fountains and art in this exclusive district. Designed by Edward Buehler Delk as the first planned… read more

Garment District / Ninth Street

A burgeoning commercial area since the 1870s. Tour nearly unaltered streetscapes, monumental commercial/industrial buildings, elegant 1880s hotels and banking… read more

Union Cemetary / Dutch Hill

The last resting place for many of Kansas City’s founders, Civil War casualties and veterans of the Revolutionary War…. read more