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National Archives at Kansas City

400 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108-4306
+1 816-268-8000
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Excellent Place For Genealogy Research

We made the trip to KC specifically to spend a couple days in the research room at the National... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
RickMIusa
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
History at your fingertips

This is a great place to go to begin your search on ancestry, local history, and just to see some... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
decker78
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Explore our exhibit galleries, watch Democracy Starts Here (11 min film), make rubbings of famous signatures, research your family history and more!
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  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
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16 Nov 2016
“Excellent Place For Genealogy Research”
9 Feb 2016
“History at your fingertips”
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400 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108-4306
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We made the trip to KC specifically to spend a couple days in the research room at the National Archives. We needed information from Nebraska and South Dakota and there were records that are not available online. We were able to access them. If you...More

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a great place to go to begin your search on ancestry, local history, and just to see some neat things throughout the year. They have a nice gallery to walk through to learn as you go.

Thank decker78
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Not easy to find, but worth a visit. The Archives building has very interesting traveling exhibits, that change regularly. We usually go there for their speaker events which are always enjoyable. It is free and easy to tour through.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I discovered this museum by accident one day while googling around for things to do in Kansas City. I've lived here for nearly 30 years and never knew about this place. They have rotating exhibits that are excellent. The current one is on Jewish Artifacts...More

1  Thank flwrpeep
Reviewed 19 January 2015

great place to visit and learn with good exhibits. kids will like it and adults. close to other sites

Thank LawrenceJhawk1
Reviewed 30 August 2014

The National Archives in Kansas City is a treasure trove for actual original documents. Help is available for research. A decent video and bench seating is available when entering, and should be viewed. We made our first trip there to see the Nazi Propaganda exhibit...More

1  Thank Ann T
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I went to the National Archives in Kansas City to do some research on the files of Leavenworth prison inmates. The files date back to the opening of the Federal Prison at Leavenworth in 1895; they are absolutely fascinating! The archives staff goes way above...More

Thank Shayne D
Reviewed 9 March 2014

When we were trying to decide what to do, we tried to think outside the box. We selected National Archives. What a great choice! Free services. Free classes. Excellent exhibit. We were lucky enough to be visiting during a time when they had a free...More

3  Thank klmarkley
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We found out that some information about my grandfather was available at the Archives. We went there and the staff was super friendly and helpful. We left with over 700 pages of information! Now I have to go through it all and add it to...More

1  Thank TexasJimC
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Good for research projects of any education level, but most helpful for mature teens and above. Staff is very helpful, and if you're doing local research, you should be able to locate everything you need.

Thank Fraiseology
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