American Jazz Museum 39.091568° N -94.56273° W


Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibitions and films, visual arts exhibitions in the Art Gallery and Photography Gallery, the Blue Room Jazz Club, and the Gem Theater performing arts center. Public programming for all ages and youth education enliven the history and music at the center of the American Jazz Museum, entertaining and enriching jazz audiences while nurturing the next generation of jazz musicians.

The mission of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City is to celebrate and exhibit the experience of jazz as an original American art form through performance, exhibition, education, and research at one of the country's jazz crossroads – 18th & Vine.

A guided or unguided group tour (25+ visitors) is an excellent opportunity for schools, camps, service organizations, travel groups, and large families to receive an introduction to jazz!

Guided tours must be reserved in advance. Led by experienced museum staff, our guided tours provide a unique experience that enhances your group's understanding and appreciation of the American Jazz Museum. Guided tours are available year-round. To make a reservation for guided tours, fees may be paid in advance to secure the date and time of your choice. Methods of payment accepted are Purchase Order, online payment (credit card), or check by mail. Get in touch with our tour representative, James McGee (816-474-0320) for more information.

Bathroom Notes

A men's, women's, and family restroom are located near the main lobby of the Museums at 18th & Vine.


1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

+1 816-474-8463

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