- Birthplace of Virginia Katherine McMath 
 Independence, Missouri -

The Ginger House Museum

Media Relations & Advance Booking for Bus or Group Tours Call  816-833-1602

The Ginger House Museum is closed until further notice

Visit the Truman Library, Vaile Mansion, and the Ginger House Museum on a day trip - all within a few blocks of each other!

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Due to the fact that this is an Historic Landmark property,  we are not allowed to change the exterior appearance, therefore, the home is not handicap accessible. 

Note: the museum will be most appreciated by adults.


Adults and children 13 and older - $8

Seniors over 65, military, police and fire - $6

Children 5- 12 - $4

Children under 5 FREE
(Children must kept be under adult supervision at all times)

Groups of 10 or more must register in advance.

​ Email: thegingerhousemuseum@gmail.com

Ticket includes a brochure and a
self-guided tour of the home. 

Allow 30 - 45 minutes to complete the self-guided tour of the home

Contribution Amount

Group Tours:

Groups of 10 or more must register in advance.

Tour guides and activities directors please contact us at least one week in advance of your visit to make arrangements for a private tour with your group.  

Busses: Please park on the street behind Hub Cycle

Groups without a bus - please carpool if possible due to limited parking on the street.  

We provide a special presentation prior to your tour that is not included in individual tours. 

 Payment must be made in advance by credit card or check, or in cash the day of the event in one payment. 

Group Reservation Form

The Ginger House is located just a few blocks from the Truman Library and the Vaile Mansion

Map to the Ginger House

Manager: Audrey Elder

Director: Marge Padgitt

Phone 816-833-1602 - leave a message
Fax 816-461-2818

Email: thegingerhousemuseum@gmail.com


​​​​0pen to the public seasonally April 1 to September 30

Regular Hours

WED-SAT 1:00-5:00 PM

Closed on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

and on the following holidays:

Memorial Day weekend

4th of July

Labor Day weekend

During Santa-Cali-Gon (Labor Day weeked)

​Open for special events (see below)

MUSEUM hours & Tickets

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If you'd like to make a monetary contribution click here: 

Contributions are made through the Local History Preservation Society, a not-for-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible.