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May 03

Explore Liberty's History with a Walking Tour

Posted on May 3, 2023 at 10:24 AM by Claire Rodgers

As the weather gets warmer, now is the perfect time to explore Liberty on foot! The City's Guided Walking Tour series is back for another summer of architectural and history tours PLUS there are several self-guided tours available online for those looking to learn a little bit more about Liberty’s history while enjoying the beautiful outdoors!

Guided Walking Tour Series

If you’re looking to learn from local experts and historians, this Guided Walking Tour series is for you! These tours are led by a variety of volunteers and local experts and feature different topics each month during the season. Two 2023 tour dates have been scheduled and we will update this blog as more are tours are announced. 

May 6 - Liberty During the Civil War

Have you ever wondered what Liberty was like during the Civil War? Tony Meyers presents an overview of our small town during a time of national upheaval. Starting  at the Clay County Archives, the group will then visit the Jesse James Museum to experience the first foray of James Gang into an outlaw life. The tour will meet at the Clay County Archives at 10 a.m. (corner of E. Franklin St. and N. Leonard St.). 

Unlike most of the monthly tours, this one has a $10 participation fee to cover the cost of the museum tour. Any remaining funds will be donated to the Clay County Archives. Please reserve your spot on the tour in advance by emailing Jeanine Thill by 3 p.m. on Friday, May 5. This tour will be capped at 20 participants.

Clay County Archives

June 3 - Arts Tour: Downtown Murals and Sculptures

On this tour you will explore all the amazing artwork housed in Historic Downtown Liberty. From murals to sculptures, guide Greg Duncan will walk us through the rich history of each of these pieces. The tour will meet at the corner of Water St. and Mill St. by the Lewis and Clark mural at 10 a.m.

Infinity Sculpture

Looking to tour on your own schedule? Liberty has several self-guided tours are perfect for those that want to learn on their own.

Interactive Tours - Best done on your smart phone:

William Jewell College

Print Friendly PDF Tours - Easy to print and take with you 

The Garrison School

The Historic Liberty Jail

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