Hard Hat Tour of Corinthian Hall at the Kansas City Museum and other parts of the museum.
3218 Gladstone Blvd
Thursday July 12 meet at 9:30 a.m.
Lunch at The Farmhouse at the River Market 300 Delaware.
Visitors to the Kansas City Museum site should enter the site at the North Gate. Go down Indiana Street and park at the end of the block. The museum is located at the corner of Benton and Gladstone Boulevards
Thursday July 12 | 10 a.m. the tour leaves | Free
Take a hard hat tour of Corinthian Hall, the 100+ year old home of lumber baron Robert A. Long and his family. Visitors will see Corinthian Hall in mid-renovation, the bare interior of the building exposed for the first time in decades. Visitors will examine 100 year-old craftsmanship, see the ornate Salon and Library and view the exquisite stained glass windows. You’ll also see Kansas City Museum’s newest exhibit inside Corinthian Hall, Planning for the Future: Find History at Kansas City Museum.
12 years old and older for all tours.
All tour members must wear closed-toed shoes and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Welcome to the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall. The Kansas City Museum is Kansas City’s first, and most important, museum of local and regional history. The museum is housed at the former urban estate of lumber baron and civic leader Robert A. Long and his family. The 3 acre plot is located atop a bluff overlooking the Missouri River Valley, adjacent to historic Kessler Park and Cliff Drive, a state Scenic By-way.
The site features five of the six original structures. These include Corinthian Hall, the 70-room four-story Beaux Arts limestone residence; the Carriage House, in which Long’s famed equestrienne daughter, Loula Long Combs, housed her horses and many trophies; the StoryTarium in the former Conservatory, and the Museum Visitor Center
Presently, the Museum site is undergoing a site-wide renovation. Both the residence and Carriage House are closed to the public.
Museum programming is still active on the site, in other buildings. We welcome visitors daily. Our knowledgeable education aides in the Museum Visitor Center can provide an introduction to the Long family and the history of Kansas City. History-themed films, such as the pre-Civil War epic Bad Blood, are shown frequently in the StoryTarium. The new exhibition The Long Family and Corinthian Hall has opened, on colorful informational panels, around the perimeter of the estate.
Our grounds are open to picnickers or anyone who wants a great view of Kansas City’s cityscape. So join us at the Museum, grab a root beer at the Visitor Center, and enjoy the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall.
During the Museum Restoration we will continue to maintain regular operating hours and admission is FREE
The Farmhouse in the River Market link to lunch menu below
Starting in May there will be a new Hometown Tour subgroup of the various social groups. We will focus mainly on monthly, Monday - Friday, daytime tours in the Greater Kansas City area during the warm months: May 8th - Truman Home/Vaile Mansion with lunch Court House Exchange; June 9th - Lunch at Harvey’s in Union Station followed by the Gangster Trolley Tour; after many phone calls and messages I still have not heard from them therefore a different tour has been planned.July - (date to be confirmed in mid-June) National Weather Bureau in Pleasant Hill for lunch Legend of Asia on highway 7 in Blue Springs: New July Tour…Hard Hat Tour of the Kansas City Museum and drive on Cliff Dr; and August 8th - the Federal Reserve - Hallmark Visitor's Center with a lunch at Milano's. Oct 9th - H.M.S. Beagle the Kansas City Science Club. If you are interested in something like this keep eye out of future announcements.
You can contact me through the meet up page or at [masked] Marlys