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Grinter Place State Historic Site

1420 South 78th Street
Kansas City KS 66111-3208
Phone: 913-299-0373

Grinter HouseA trip to Grinter Place isn’t just a look inside the oldest home in Wyandotte County; it’s a step back to the days of frontier life along the Kansas and Missouri border. 

Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home to Annie and Moses Grinter. Annie, a Lenape (Delaware), helped to farm, raise poultry and livestock, and planted an apple orchard. Moses operated a ferry and a trading post, where he traded with the Lenape Indians. Learn how life in Kansas changed dramatically through the stories of Annie and Moses when you visit the stately Grinter Place.  

Moses and Annie's later descendants sold the home to a family who operated it as a chicken-dinner restaurant until the mid 1960s. Through the assistance of the Junior League of Kansas City, Kansas, and the Grinter Place Friends, the state of Kansas acquired the site in 1971 and now administers the former Grinter residence as a state historic site. 

Hours are:  9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
Admission: $3 adults; $1 students;

Free: KSHS, Inc., members and children five and under 

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