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.


Downtown Art Deco Tour — Sunday, Sept 9th

Kansas City is known for its Art Deco skyline. Find out why Kansas City has many buildings in this style that were constructed after the beginning of the Great Depression. Some of the buildings you will see include the iconic Kansas City Power and Light Building, the Jenkins Music Company Building which is an example of “zig-zag” Art Deco, and the streamlined “moderne” style of the Municipal Auditorium. The tour covers central downtown from 14th Street to 9th Street and from Central to Grand Street.

Two times – one day. Space is limited:

  • 11:00 AM – 15 participants
  • 1:00 PM – 15 participants


  • $20.00 – Non-Members
  • $10.00 – HKC “Student, Drummond Single/Couple” Membership Levels ($20 – $60)
  • FREE – HKC “Nelle Peters” Member Level and Above ($100 +)
  • $5.00 – Youth (6 – 18 years old)
  • FREE (5 years and Under).

Convene at the northwest corner of Barney Allis Plaza at 12th & Central.

Tour lasts 1.5 hours.

Tours are made possible by the generosity of key volunteers and the availability of their schedules. We would love to add more tours pending additional resources.

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HKC Tours by Appointment:

Individual, group and bus tours are available by appointment only during the spring and fall season.   A list of available tours can be found below. Please email us at to request a tour date, providing the preferred tour and approximate number of attendees. Our tours are provided by our great volunteers and are subject to their availably, therefore, several weeks advance notice is required.

  • 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.

Once a tour by appointment reservation is confirmed, you may pay online  CLICK HERE.

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