A Rich History and Culture.


The Historic Kansas City Foundation offers a variety of walking tours featuring Kansas City’s diverse architecture and history. 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. Please email us at hkcf@historickansascity.org to schedule, providing the preferred tour and approximate number of attendees or call 816-931-8448 (advance notice of 1 week recommended). Be sure to check our calendar for any prearranged events.


Rates Individual Tours: $20 per person (non-members), $10 per person (HKC members), $5 per person for (6-18 years of age, students with valid ID, and military), FREE (5 years and Under).  1-1.5 hours.

Group Rate Tours: To be determined by the Walking Tour Committee.

Non-Profit Bus Tours: 0-20 people-$100 per hour, 20-40 people-$150 per hour, over 40 people-$200 per hour. Bus arranged and paid for by the booking group.

Corporate Bus Tours: 0-20 people-$150 per hour, 20-40 people-$200 per hour, over 40 people-$250 per hour. Bus arranged and paid for by the booking group.

To reserve a tour please contact Nancy Powell at nlp338@mail.umkc.edu.

To pay for tours online CLICK HERE.

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Northeast Kansas City Museum

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18th And Vine

The history of KC jazz and the Negro Baseball leagues. Including the sites where Charlie Parker and Count Basie… read more

Country Club Plaza

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Union Cemetary / Dutch Hill

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