• Tour code: 26619P1
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Learn about the beginnings of jazz music, as well as how it became recognized as a major form of musical expression on this 2-hour tour of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. On this guided tour, explore exhibits with listening stations, mixing boards, touch-screen interactives, and artwork. See artifacts, such as Louis Armstrong’s trumpet and a sequined gown worn by Ella Fitzgerald. Plus, after your tour, enjoy a soul-food lunch at a local restaurant.

Highlights

  • 2-hour tour of the American Jazz Museum, including lunch
  • Learn about the history and preservation of jazz music through interactive exhibits and films
  • Discover jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and Big Joe Turner
  • Enjoy an afternoon soul-food meal at the Kansas City Juke House
  • Bring home souvenir photos or a DVD (own expense)
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible

What You Can Expect

Kansas City Jazz Excursion

Museum Marquee

Meet for your 2-hour guided tour at the American Jazz Museum in the historical Jazz District of downtown Kansas City. Show up a little before your tour time to check in.

Once your tour gets started, your guide takes you through the museum’s exhibits as you learn about jazz music, its history, and major musicians, such as Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. Plus, see famous artifacts, such as Louis Armstrong’s trumpet and a dress worn by Ella Fitzgerald.
At the different exhibits explore listening stations, mixing boards, and touch-screen interactives. Your guide also takes you to the Blue Room, a nightclub built inside the museum where live jazz music is played four nights a week.

After your tour ends, make your way over to the Kansas City Juke House nearby. Here you can enjoy a soul-food lunch before you set off on your next adventure in the city.

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