Missouri Town 1855, Lee's Summit

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Missouri Town 1855 is a 30acre outdoor history museum located in Fleming Park east of Lake Jacomo in Jackson County, Missouri.Site descriptionMissouri Town 1855 consists of more than 25 structures, dating from before the Civil War (1820 to 1860). This antebellum open-air museum shows 19th-century lifestyle using interpreters dressed in period attire, the growing of various crops of the era, along with livestock (many rare).Missouri Town 1855 was never an actual town. It is a representation of a mid-19th-century Missouri town, consisting of buildings which were moved there from other locations in Missouri. Buildings include: Barns (c. 1840, 1848, 1855, 1860)Chicken Coop (c. 1830–1850)Church (c. 1850)Colonel’s House (c. 1855)Hog Shed (c. 1838)Law Office (c. 1880)MercantileSchoolhouse (c. 1860)Smokehouses (c. 1830–1850)Stagecoach stopTavern (c. 1850)Various HomesWell HousePrograms and activitiesThere are workshops available from spring to fall. The official website should be referenced for details, as they vary from year to year.
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  • My wife and I had a great time at the Missouri Town 1855 Christmas Program, each of the buildings had period dressed volunteers showing guests dress and customs shared at Christmas in the 1850s,they w...  more »
  • Fun to watch the way things were done years ago and the love and care that was taken. This is interesting for all ages. It is all outside so great for a fall time activity.  more »
  • I love this place, during the summer we can go get ice cream and always seem to see a debate going on about Our Independence or in the Winter you get to see how living really was during a Cold Missour...  more »
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  • We like to go to missouri town when they have festivals and the Halloween tour. It is not really scary. We took young children at night and they were fine with it.
  • A great place to visit with friends and family. There are many Living History Museum buildings with knowledgeable re-enactors to answer your questions. Missouri Town is located approximately 30 minutes east of Kansas City in Fleming Park.
  • Love this place..... Such a eye-opening experience. I am amazed at what it took to survive in that time. We as a people have gotten very 'soft'.
  • Wonderful fall festival! Many activities and crafts and a delicious affordable lunch for the whole family
  • Very cool restored town of Missouri Town, Authentic recreations, restored buildings and examples of life in 1855. A must see stop for History Buffs and families who want their kids to see what life was like before the www and xBox.. Dont miss out on the roaming Buffalo just across the road from the town..
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