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Grinter Place State Historic Site

1420 S 78th St, Kansas City, KS 66111-3208
+1 913-299-0373
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Historic treasure

As a past President of the Grinter Place Friends I would encourage you to take the time to visit... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Kansas City, Kansas
A step back in time

My friend and I took our lunch break one afternoon to explore this historic home. We were given a... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Kansas City,
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Step back to the days of frontier life at this beautiful farmstead overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River. Grinter Place was the home to Annie and Moses Grinter. Annie was a Lenape (Delaware), Moses operated a ferry and a trading post. Learn more about the life of the Grinters.
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  • Very good52%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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1420 S 78th St, Kansas City, KS 66111-3208
+1 913-299-0373
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

As a past President of the Grinter Place Friends I would encourage you to take the time to visit the Grinter House and enjoy the history of how it helped shape early Kansas History.

Thank kghowlett
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My friend and I took our lunch break one afternoon to explore this historic home. We were given a tour that detailed the history of not only the home but the area rich in KC history. Definitely recommend this for any KC history lover.

Thank carried465
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Exceptional tour guide described the history of the house that was built by Moses and Annie Grinter in the mid 1800's. Well worth the stop to learn about the opening of the west as wagons and military crossed over the Kaw River on Grinter's ferry....More

Thank Shamrocker52
Reviewed 27 July 2015

If you happen to be in the Kansas City area near 435 loop and love history, go see this place. There is quite a bit of history to this place and it's easy access. It will not take a great deal of time, so you...More

Thank Herman02
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Grinter House has a great history. It sets on the Kaw River. It is just enjoyable to walk thru the house & hear about the Grinter family. BUT, in the summer there is Apple Fest. They decorate for Christmas, etc. You walk out in the...More

1  Thank 43jayhawker77
Reviewed 18 February 2015

very peaceful setting, overlooking the river. Not a lot to do here unless it's Applefest, then you'll get some delicious apple butter, Apple pie ect.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This place IS Kansas in it's hayday. So beautiful and majestic I had to get married there. So I did..really worth the visit. They have meals made on a wood stove and lots of folks who share the history of the Grinters

1  Thank Newsladykc
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Okay, I am going to admit this off the bat...I am biased. I am a historian, both by trade and as an extracurricular. As my work and personal life revolves around history, I am going to pretty much give any historic site a good rating,...More

3  Thank HCampbellKC
Reviewed 19 August 2014

A real nugget of local history that will help you understand the development of the West back in the 1800s. Nice preservation and restoration of the home of a pioneer into the Indian Territory that established the first ferry across the Kansas River to serve...More

1  Thank FancyGeomancy
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We lived down the street from this historic sight for 17 years. It has a fascinating history and would be right at home in the middle of the Shawnee Indian Mission complex, but instead it's in it's original location, overlooking the Kaw. The best time...More

2  Thank Michele M
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