Walt Disney Hometown Museum

The museum will re-open for the season on April 1st 2017.


Opening Day News

Ken Facey SmilingThe Walt Disney Hometown Museum will open its doors for our 2017 season at 10:00am on April the 1st.

The first 40 paid museum guests can request a FREE ticket to an evening presentation by Walt Disney World Ambassador Ken Facey inside the museum’s new Sharon Disney Lund Education Center. Ken will be talking about his unique Disney career, and his rise to becoming an official Disney Ambassador. This reserved seat ‘ticket only’ opening day presentation will start at 6:00pm. First come first served. The Ambassador presentation will be capped at 40 guests.

Good news if you’re staying in Marceline for the evening presentation. Our partners at Ma Vic’s Corner Cafe will be open late on April the 1st to feed hungry museum guests. They will also be celebrating their 7th year serving great comfort food in the heart of the city… so make sure you drop in and say happy anniversary.

Our opening day promises to be a fun one. Come visit Marceline. Explore the stores on Main Street USA. Visit the Disney Farm. Check out our new gallery spaces, and walk in the footsteps of an American legend.


Visit The Museum

Come and visit the Walt Disney Hometown Museum… we are revealing an entire new floor of space filled with fun and exciting new exhibits and displays.

Walt Disney first came to Marceline, Missouri by train when he was five years old. When Walt returned  in 1946, the Santa Fe train depot evoked cherished memories of when he first pulled into the Marceline. As a fitting tribute, the museum that honors him is located inside the very same train depot.

Unique Disney History and Artifacts

The Walt Disney Hometown Museum contains a unique collection of Disney family effects, not able to be viewed anywhere else in the world. Visitors to the museum are treated to interpretive exhibits focusing on the Disney family, Walt’s life in Marceline as well as friends and family who supported him in his creative adventures while growing up.

Also exhibited at the museum are hundreds of personal letters written between Disney family members, the only park attraction to leave and be operated outside of a Disney park and other artifacts, effects and personal belongings from Disney family members.

The Walt Disney Hometown Museum is a private venture. Our mission:

Ensuring that the world never forgets that Walt Disney was a simple farm boy from Marceline who grew up to become the keeper of childhood magic.