Marceline, Missouri: Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Collection of Disney family artifacts and a miniature replica of Disneyland in an old train depot. New exhibits added in 2016, including recreations of Walt's front porch and school classroom, and a chuck of the lightning-blasted "Dreaming Tree" that visitors can touch.
Address:
120 E. Santa Fe St., Marceline, MO
Directions:
South side of E. Santa Fe Ave., one block east of N. Kansas Ave., next to the train tracks.
Hours:
Apr-Oct. Tu-Sa 10 am - 4 pm, Su 1-4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
660-376-3343
Admission:
Adults $5, Under 6 Free
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Walt Disney Hometown Museum.

Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Housed in the restored 1913 Santa Fe Marceline Depot, with trains flashing by throughout your visit, the museum houses a unique collection of Disney family artifacts. Letters, photos, news clippings, Walt's first grade desk, and a wonderful volunteer to interpret the items. A video and a miniature replica of Disneyland are a couple of the more recent additions to the museum. Open April through October, admission.

Nearby Attractions: The Dreaming Tree / Walt's Barn and the Disney Farm Home; Main Street USA with many buildings that led Walt to create his Main Street USA in both DisneyLand and Walt Disney World; Ripley Park with a Steam Locomotive that Walt Disney had painted "Santa Fe and Disneyland Railroad" and the Band Shell from the time of Walt Disney's boyhood; Walt Disney Post Office; Walt Disney Municipal Park and Pool with the remains of a Disneyland car ride; Walt Disney Elementary School with a flagpole donated by Walt Disney from the Squaw Valley 1960 Olympics and murals created by Disney for the school; and a Carnegie Library (one of 31 remaining in Missouri).

[W. Dooley, 10/25/2010]

Dec. 2014: Photo added.

Boyhood Home of Walt Disney

Marceline is located just off Route 36 in Linn County. It is the boyhood home of Walt Disney and the model for "Main Street USA" in Disneyland. The town has Walt Disney park, his original home house, Walt Disney Elementary School (with original art by Disney artist). There are Disney festivals and Main Street is the same as when Walt lived there. It is a very friendly little town.

[Jeff Gibson, 02/04/1999]

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