Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Although the museum is now closed for the season, we will open our doors one last time on November 19th for the final WDHM Speaker Series Event of 2016.

Tickets for the Dan Viets – Walt Disney of Missouri event are available below. The price includes a guided ‘post event’ museum tour by WDHM Creative Director Peter Whitehead, followed by a catered after-party in the Marceline Gallery.


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.

Speaker Series:

Mr. Dan Viets Presents Walt Disney of Missouri

Saturday November 19th, 2016

Tickets $10.00 (includes after-party)

good-dan-viets-poster-nov-19Walt Disney was the most successful and influential movie producer in history. This slide presentation features images of Walt Disney’s early life in Marceline and Kansas City and his later life in Hollywood, with an emphasis on illustrating how his Missouri years influenced the films he made and the theme parks he designed and built.

Dan Viets, who has researched and written about Walt Disney for nearly 20 years, is co-author of Walt Disney’s Missouri: The Roots of a Creative Genius. He is president of the group that owns and is restoring Disney’s first professional film studio in Kansas City.

120 E Santa Fe Ave, Marceline (Walt Disney Hometown Museum)

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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.