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Raytown Historical Society Museum

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The history of any community begins with written records. Much research is required to find these records and make them available to the public. The Raytown Historical Society is pleased to share these facts often requested by youth groups, college students and new citizens. The society hopes that Raytown citizens will continue to make and record valuable contributions to the history of Raytown.

Raytown is located approximately 8 miles (or one days journey by covered wagon) from Independence on the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails. Many travelers noted the Rice Plantation and Ray’s Blacksmith shop in their diaries during their travels west.

The Raytown Historical Society was chartered in 1966 and continues to grow today.

Exhibits include special displays, along with Ray’s Blacksmith Shop, General Store, pictorial history of Raytown, schoolroom and clothing display.

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9705 E 63rd St.
Raytown, MO 64133

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Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Historic District
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
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Advance Contact Requested
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Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
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