Museum Pass Program
In 2019, Mid-Continent Public Library, the City of Independence, and the Jackson County Historical Society launched the MCPL Museum Pass as a pilot program in a selection of branches on April 1, 2019.
Due to the closure of the participating Independence attractions through the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, and the renovation of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, the program will begin re-launch at all MCPL branches in April 2021.
The program provides complimentary admission to select attractions and museums.
The following museums participate on a seasonal basis:
- Vaile Mansion (April 1 – October 31)
- National Frontier Trails Museum (year-round)
- The Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot (April 1 – October 31)
- The 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home and Museum (April 1 - December 31)
- The Bingham-Waggoner Estate (April 1 – October 31)
- The National WWI Museum and Memorial (year-round)
- Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum (closed for renovation until Fall 2020)
How does it work?
MCPL cardholders who are 18 years of age and older can check out a Museum Pass for up to one week. Each Museum Pass includes a voucher valid for four adult, senior, or child admissions to one specific attraction. Passes are valid for general admission only.
- Cardholders may only check out a Museum Pass to one attraction at a time.
- Museum Pass vouchers will be available for checkout in person on a first-come, first-served basis, and a checkout cannot be renewed.
- Each Museum Pass can only used one time at each attraction. The attractions track the pass number presented at the beginning of your visit.
- Museum Passes may be returned to any MCPL branch. Passes must be returned by the end of the seven-day checkout period.
- Fines and fees will apply for late or lost Museum Passes.
Where can I check them out?
When the program relaunches, passes will be available at all MCPL locations.
This program is made possible through a partnership with the Independence Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department, the Jackson County Historical Society, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, and the National WWI Museum.