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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855


July 1, 2019


Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391


Celebrate Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Parks + Rec invites you to celebrate Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855. This is a unique opportunity to honor our country’s independence by celebrating those whose hard work and patriotism paved the way for the national holiday we celebrate today.


          What:       Independence Day 1855 


When:      Thursday, July 4

                 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 Where:     Missouri Town 1855

                          8010 East Park Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

  Cost:        Adults - $7

                  Children (5-13) - $4

                  Seniors (62 and older) - $4

                  Children 4 and under - Free


On-site     Jonathan Klusmeyer, Jackson County Parks + Rec

Contact:   (816) 246-1752


Bring your family and friends to experience the interactive and exciting festivities the day has to offer!


·       Grab your quill pen and affix your signature to the Declaration of Independence.


·       Join in a salute to our veterans and remember the sacrifices made on the altar of freedom.


·       Be inspired as historical interpreters march through the street and “take to the stump” delivering musket salutes and patriotic speeches.


·       Enjoy the smells of meals cooked over the hearth and the sounds of the Missouri Town Band as the Missouri Town Dancers delight you with period dance demonstrations.


·       Children will enjoy patriotic relays, watermelon seed spitting contests, pie eating contests and a rousing game of Townball, an early American version of baseball.


About Missouri Town 1855

Missouri Town 1855 is an authentic, antebellum farming community owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec. It is comprised of more than 25 authentically-furnished buildings dating from the 1820s to 1860s on 30 picturesque acres in Lee’s Summit, MO, on the east side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park. 

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