In celebration of annual National Museum Day, scheduled this year for Saturday, September 24, Independence attractions are joining with hundreds of other museums across the nation to offer free admission to seven of the city’s popular tourism sites. The promotion, spearheaded by the famous Smithsonian museums in Washington, D. C. is held to encourage awareness of museums and increase visitation by those who might not usually tour museums around the country.
Residents and visitors are invited to take advantage of free admission to the city’s top attractions on that day. In order to gain admission, go to the Museum Day website at http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/registration/2011/ and print off the special ticket pass, which is good for free admission to one museum for the ticket holder and one guest. There is a limit of one ticket per household. The following Independence museums are participating in the September 24 event.
- The 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home and Museum, 217 N. Main
- Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific
- Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. U.S. 24 Highway
- Leila’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Road
- National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
- Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road
- Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty
The Harry S Truman Home National Historic Site at 201 N. Delaware will be free all day in honor of National Lands Day, although complimentary tickets must be obtained for specific tour times at the Truman Home Ticket Center, 223 N. Main. As always, the Community of Christ Temple, 201 S. River and Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut, Mormon Visitors Center, 937 W. Walnut, and Chicago & Alton Depot, 318 W. Pacific, are free. Make life easier and catch the Truman Trolley, offering rides all day for only a buck a person, as you and your family travel from the Square past many of the city’s tourism attractions. For trolley details, go to http://newindependencesquare.com/trolley . Questions? Call Independence Tourism at (816) 325-7111, toll free (800) 748-7323 or go to www.visitindependence.com
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