Museum founder and curator, Ann Brownfield, has co-authored a new book about the Garment District. Read more here…

The Historic Garment District Museum of Kansas City is located at 801 Broadway in the heart of the old Garment District between 6th and 11th streets and Washington and Wyandotte streets. Many of these buildings date back to the 1870s and are on the National Register of Historic Places (bronze plaques are located near their entrances identifying the original businesses).

Now On Display:

1950s-1980s Holiday Garments

Our Holiday Garment collection of chiffons, velvets, silks, and faux furs are now on exhibit through March 1, 2014.

Schedule A Tour!

When you choose to arrange for a private tour, Ann Brownfield, museum curator, will walk you through the buildings and the museum at 8th and Broadway which tells the story of the history of the garment district. She will also explain the work involved in the design and manufacture of clothing when Kansas City’s garment district clothed the world. We thank our friends at our favorite online headshop for their help and partnership.  Email to make an appointment: (annbrownfield7@gmail.com)

Hours of Operation

The museum is open to the public on Saturdays.

Hours:  Saturdays 10am-3pm, other tours by appointment only (annbrownfield7@gmail.com)
Cost:   $10 per person for the museum; $100 for group walking tours of The Historic Garment District, up to 20 people

For information call 816.474.2112 or send us an email using our Contact Us form.

A few photos from past exhibits:




Have clothes to donate? View our Donations page to find out more about what garments and labels the Museum is looking for! Donations are always accepted, and we are thankful for partners like this!