Standard Guided Tours last from 2-3 hours.
Custom Designed Tours charge by the hour
This tour features getting up close and personal with that part of the battlefield added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. The tour is broken into two geographical areas separated by the Blue River. You will drive to the first stop in each area, which is a starting point for several walking tour stops. There is a total of 22 tour stops in the tour. During the walking part of the tour, you will find the trails range from easy to moderate in difficulty.
One thing to keep in mind is what time of year you choose to take the tour. Since the battlefield is an ongoing restoration project, trees and their leaves can obscure your ability to see terrain features. So late fall, winter, and early spring, when there are no leaves, are really the best times to visit the battlefield.
We strongly recommend you wear sturdy hiking boots or shoes and long sleeves and pants. During the warm weather months, you should use insect repellent (primarily to discourage ticks) and be on the lookout for poison ivy, which is very common in Missouri's woodlands. The tour lasts 3–4 hours, covers about 4.5 miles, and there are a few stretches of walking up or down some steep hills.
This tour features getting up close and personal with that part of the battlefield south of Brush Creek. This tour contains 13 tour stops and is located in and around Jacob L. Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The battle on October 23 south of Brush Creek took place over a very large area, so this tour does not include stops for everything that occurred on that date. The tour only includes the locations within a reasonable walking distance and can be completed in a single morning or afternoon.
We strongly recommend you wear a good pair of walking shoes. All walking from one tour stop to the next is over paved sidewalks or streets. The tour lasts about 3 hours, covers about 3.5 to 4 miles, and there are a few stretches of walking up or down some steep hills.
This tour covers lasts from 2-3 hours and events that took place on October 21 and 22, 1864. The tour visits key sites associated with the Battle of the Little Blue River and the Second Battle of Independence. The tour guide will meet you in the parking lot of Walmart, 600 NE Coronado Dr, Blue Springs, MO 64014.
This tour covers lasts from 2-3 hours and events that took place on October 22 and 23, 1864. The tour visits key sites associated with the Battle of the Big Blue River and the Second Battle of Independence. The tour guide will meet you in the parking lot near the Blue Valley Park Pavilion, Blue Valley Park Rd E, Kansas City, MO 64129.
This tour covers lasts from 2-3 hours and events that took place on October 23, 1864. The tour visits key sites associated with the Battle of Westport south of Brush Creek. The tour guide will meet you in the parking lot of Union Cemetery, 227 E 28 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108.
If you have specific areas you want to visit, we are happy to work with you to create a custom guided tour based on your requirements. Setting up a custom tour is a two step process.
The first step is to schedule a one-hour appointment with one of our tour guides to design your custom tour. During this design session, we will need to determine what tour stops are required, how many individuals will participate, and how long the tour will be.
Custom tours are priced according to tour length and count of participants.