The Original Streetcar Tour
Join Kansas City Walking Tours for a hop on/hop off walking and streetcar tour. We start the tour outside the Opera House at the 5th and Walnut stop and hear about the history of streetcars in Kansas City. From there we hop off in the Library District for a look at a few historic buildings and the stories of Kansas CIty's past.
Tour-goers will learn about the recent downtown revitalization Discover the “people’s history” of Kansas City and the struggles of many lesser known players including the first female attorney. We'll take a detour inside two of Kansas City's history buildings.
From there we'll take a walk around Film Row and hear about the connection between Kansas City and Hollywood, in addition to tales of Tom Pendergast and his political machine.
Take a walk around Union Station and experience the history of this Kansas City icon. Also, find more things to do during your visit to Kansas City, all within easy access along the Streetcar route..
This tour runs weekly on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please note, if you book a tour and the minimum number of 4 has not been reached, the tour may be cancelled.
Book your Kansas City Streetcar Tour online! If you don't see a public tour that works for you, consider a private tour for four or more people. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Tours are given year round on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Where we go:
Board the streetcar in the River Market, near the Opera House. During the tour, we'll hop on and off the streetcar visiting the Library District, Power and Light, the Crossroads and Union Station.
Tours start at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
Check our calendar for current tours. Check our calendar for current tours. Not all weekends will have scheduled tours.
Approximately 2 1/2 hours in length.
Meeting location :
In the River Market outside of The Opera House. We'll go from the River Market to Union Station and back again. The tour starts and stops at the same location.
Tours take place rain or shine.
Dress/what to bring:
Wear casual and comfortable shoes and clothing. During the warm summer months, bring water. There is one restroom stop during the first half of the tour.
Fifteen people per tour group, in addition to one guide per group. Private tours can accommodate more people.