Take a Heritage Hike through KC's historic neighborhoods

KMBZ News Staff
September 18, 2019 - 5:36 am

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Have you ever looked around one of Kansas City's historic neighborhoods and wondered what the hustle and bustle was like in another era?

Historic Kansas City offers what they call "Heritage Hikes" in neighborhoods throughout KC in September and October.

Lisa Briscoe, executive director of Historic Kansas City, says the hikes have become a tradition, as they've been happening for decades now. 

"The hikes have been a foundational item, or educational item or tour, that we have offered since the mid-to-late 1970s," Briscoe said.

The hikes are offered every year in the Spring and the Autumn, and are researched, written and led by Lucinda Rice-Petrie, who began the tours. 

"One that [Lucinda> continues to do, which is very popular, is Kansas City's First Neighborhoods," Briscoe explained. "[Lucinda> is doing First Communities now."

The next hike will step off, rain or shine, in Historic Westport at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 19 and will review the history of the area that was the 'Portal to the West' more than a century ago.

Those interested should come prepared, the hike will take at least three hours and cover as many miles, and will cost $30 per participant. 

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