The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum

The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum Historic house museum on 22 acres of preserved farmland. Site includes gardens, trail, cemetery, orchard, barns, beehives, and original farm outbuildings.
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The Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm is a 501 (c)3 not for profit dedicated to creating an awareness of area history involving the Atkins-Johnson Farm and the Big Shoal Cemetery. The Friends also schedule events and fund raising activities to aid in the restoration of the Farm to Department of Interior historic preservation standards.

Operating as usual

SWEET CORN UPDATE!!Due to heat index this week, we are cutting back sale times starting today, July 28th through Friday,...
07/28/2021

SWEET CORN UPDATE!!

Due to heat index this week, we are cutting back sale times starting today, July 28th through Friday, July 30th! Hours will now be 11am-2pm or until sold out. Get your corn early so you can beat the heat!! Thanks for understanding and we'll see ya out there!

SWEET CORN UPDATE!!

Due to heat index this week, we are cutting back sale times starting today, July 28th through Friday, July 30th! Hours will now be 11am-2pm or until sold out. Get your corn early so you can beat the heat!! Thanks for understanding and we'll see ya out there!

The City of Gladstone is excited to announce the groundbreaking for Fire Station #2 renovation and addition. Please join...
07/28/2021

The City of Gladstone is excited to announce the groundbreaking for Fire Station #2 renovation and addition. Please join Mayor R.D. Mallams and the Gladstone City Council on Tuesday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate this exciting project.

The City of Gladstone is excited to announce the groundbreaking for Fire Station #2 renovation and addition. Please join Mayor R.D. Mallams and the Gladstone City Council on Tuesday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate this exciting project. The station is located at 6569 N. Prospect and parking for the event is located at the North Kansas City Schools Early Education Center.

The expansion will almost double the station's footprint, create a community use room, and improve living conditions for our firefighters. Community support of this project is what has gotten us to this point, and the city and contractors are super excited to get started. Thank you and see you at the station! Please share.

It's back! Fresh Picked Sweet Corn from the Big Shoal Farm! Come out to these locations from 11-4 and grab some!
07/21/2021

It's back! Fresh Picked Sweet Corn from the Big Shoal Farm! Come out to these locations from 11-4 and grab some!

It's back! Fresh Picked Sweet Corn from the Big Shoal Farm! Come out to these locations from 11-4 and grab some!

Weave, print, and sculpt at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: Outdoor Art Adventure!Join us on July 23rd from 10am - 1pm at the Atk...
07/19/2021

Weave, print, and sculpt at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: Outdoor Art Adventure!

Join us on July 23rd from 10am - 1pm at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum! Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Registration ends TODAY! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Weave, print, and sculpt at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: Outdoor Art Adventure!

Join us on July 23rd from 10am - 1pm at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum! Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Registration ends TODAY! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

No corn sales today!! We will reopen sales tomorrow, July 14th to allow another day of ripening. The hours will be 11am ...
07/13/2021

No corn sales today!! We will reopen sales tomorrow, July 14th to allow another day of ripening. The hours will be 11am - 4pm! Thank you for your understanding and we will see you back out there tomorrow!

No corn sales today!! We will reopen sales tomorrow, July 14th to allow another day of ripening. The hours will be 11am - 4pm! Thank you for your understanding and we will see you back out there tomorrow!

Due to forecasted storms in the area, Children's Garden Day has been cancelled!
07/10/2021

Due to forecasted storms in the area, Children's Garden Day has been cancelled!

Due to forecasted storms in the area, Children's Garden Day has been cancelled!

UPDATE!Corn sales will be postponed until Monday, July 12th due to forecasted weather! Hours will be 11am-4pm!
07/09/2021

UPDATE!

Corn sales will be postponed until Monday, July 12th due to forecasted weather! Hours will be 11am-4pm!

UPDATE!

Corn sales will be postponed until Monday, July 12th due to forecasted weather! Hours will be 11am-4pm!

07/07/2021

Come In! We are OPEN and AWESOME!

The new exhibit, Freedom: A History of US, opens on July 10th and we cannot wait for you to take a look! See you at the Museum Wednesday-Saturday 11:00AM-4:00PM.

Create original works of art at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: Outdoor Art Adventure. Join us on July 23rd from 10am - 1pm at th...
07/05/2021

Create original works of art at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: Outdoor Art Adventure.

Join us on July 23rd from 10am - 1pm at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum! Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Mark your calendars because registration ends Monday, July 19th! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Create original works of art at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: Outdoor Art Adventure.

Join us on July 23rd from 10am - 1pm at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum! Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Mark your calendars because registration ends Monday, July 19th! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Do your kids want to taste what they make?? They can at Kitchen Kids go to the Farm!The cost is $27 for Gladstone Commun...
07/02/2021

Do your kids want to taste what they make?? They can at Kitchen Kids go to the Farm!

The cost is $27 for Gladstone Community Center members and $30 for non-members. This program will be held on Thursday, July 8th. Children ages 5-8 will attend from 9AM-noon while children ages 9-12 will attend from 1PM-4PM.

You won't want to miss it! Registration ends TODAY, July 2nd. Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Do your kids want to taste what they make?? They can at Kitchen Kids go to the Farm!

The cost is $27 for Gladstone Community Center members and $30 for non-members. This program will be held on Thursday, July 8th. Children ages 5-8 will attend from 9AM-noon while children ages 9-12 will attend from 1PM-4PM.

You won't want to miss it! Registration ends TODAY, July 2nd. Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

06/29/2021

The Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum will be closed June 30-July 6 as we prepare for the next exhibit. See you July 7th from 11:00AM-4:00PM for Freedom: A History of US, on display until July 31st.

Give your child have the whole cooking experience at Kitchen Kids go to the Farm! From picking the produce in the garden...
06/27/2021

Give your child have the whole cooking experience at Kitchen Kids go to the Farm! From picking the produce in the garden to actually cooking the food, there will be lots to learn!

The cost is $27 for Gladstone Community Center members and $30 for non-members. This program will be held on Thursday, July 8th. Children ages 5-8 will attend from 9AM-noon while children ages 9-12 will attend from 1PM-4PM.

Hurry before spots are full! Registration ends this Friday. Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Give your child have the whole cooking experience at Kitchen Kids go to the Farm! From picking the produce in the garden to actually cooking the food, there will be lots to learn!

The cost is $27 for Gladstone Community Center members and $30 for non-members. This program will be held on Thursday, July 8th. Children ages 5-8 will attend from 9AM-noon while children ages 9-12 will attend from 1PM-4PM.

Hurry before spots are full! Registration ends this Friday. Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

We only have a few days left of the Missouri Bicentennial exhibit! Come check it out today-Saturday from 11am-4pm and se...
06/23/2021

We only have a few days left of the Missouri Bicentennial exhibit! Come check it out today-Saturday from 11am-4pm and see the Celebration of Missouri's History before it's gone!!

Discover the wonders of history!The 4-H Mini Day Camp: Farmstead Archaeology is happening THIS WEEK! Join us this Thursd...
06/21/2021

Discover the wonders of history!

The 4-H Mini Day Camp: Farmstead Archaeology is happening THIS WEEK! Join us this Thursday, June 24th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM ! Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Registration ends TODAY, June 21st and you won't want to miss it! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Discover the wonders of history!

The 4-H Mini Day Camp: Farmstead Archaeology is happening THIS WEEK! Join us this Thursday, June 24th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM ! Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Registration ends TODAY, June 21st and you won't want to miss it! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Join us for the third annual Restoration Run at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum on August 21st from 8am - 10 am!5K Run:...
06/17/2021

Join us for the third annual Restoration Run at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum on August 21st from 8am - 10 am!

5K Run: $25/runner+$3.98 signup fee - price increases to $30 after July 27th
5K/1 mile walk: $20/runner+$3.98 signup fee - price increases to $25 after July 27th
Kids 12 & under are FREE.

Get excited because registration ends August 21st! Register online at https://runsignup.com/race/mo/gladstone/restorationrun

Join us for the third annual Restoration Run at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum on August 21st from 8am - 10 am!

5K Run: $25/runner+$3.98 signup fee - price increases to $30 after July 27th
5K/1 mile walk: $20/runner+$3.98 signup fee - price increases to $25 after July 27th
Kids 12 & under are FREE.

Get excited because registration ends August 21st! Register online at https://runsignup.com/race/mo/gladstone/restorationrun

Discover the unique story of pioneering families that came to Clay County!The 4-H Mini Day Camp: Farmstead Archaeology i...
06/15/2021

Discover the unique story of pioneering families that came to Clay County!

The 4-H Mini Day Camp: Farmstead Archaeology is approaching! Join us on Thursday, June 24th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM ! Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Registration ends NEXT MONDAY, June 21st! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Discover the unique story of pioneering families that came to Clay County!

The 4-H Mini Day Camp: Farmstead Archaeology is approaching! Join us on Thursday, June 24th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM ! Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Registration ends NEXT MONDAY, June 21st! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Do your kids love cooking, gardening, or want to be more comfortable in the kitchen? Then Kitchen Kids go to the Farm is...
06/15/2021

Do your kids love cooking, gardening, or want to be more comfortable in the kitchen? Then Kitchen Kids go to the Farm is the perfect program!

The cost is $27 for a Gladstone Community Center member and $30 for a non-member. This program is available for kids ages 5-12 and will be held on Thursday, July 8th. Children ages 5-8 will attend from 9AM-noon while children ages 9-12 will attend from 1PM-4PM.

Register your child before spots sell out! Registration ends July 2nd. Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Do your kids love cooking, gardening, or want to be more comfortable in the kitchen? Then Kitchen Kids go to the Farm is the perfect program!

The cost is $27 for a Gladstone Community Center member and $30 for a non-member. This program is available for kids ages 5-12 and will be held on Thursday, July 8th. Children ages 5-8 will attend from 9AM-noon while children ages 9-12 will attend from 1PM-4PM.

Register your child before spots sell out! Registration ends July 2nd. Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Relax your mind and warm up your body at Yoga on the Farm!Any level of experience is welcome! Yoga on the Farm is 8 week...
06/11/2021

Relax your mind and warm up your body at Yoga on the Farm!

Any level of experience is welcome! Yoga on the Farm is 8 weeks long, June 12-July 31st and is 8am-9am! Price is $40 for 8 classes.

Today is the LAST DAY to register for Yoga on the Farm! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Relax your mind and warm up your body at Yoga on the Farm!

Any level of experience is welcome! Yoga on the Farm is 8 weeks long, June 12-July 31st and is 8am-9am! Price is $40 for 8 classes.

Today is the LAST DAY to register for Yoga on the Farm! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

4-H Camps at the The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum are registering now! Our next camp is from Sheep to Chic and it's go...
06/08/2021

4-H Camps at the The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum are registering now! Our next camp is from Sheep to Chic and it's going to be a fun one! Be sure to register no later than June 7th at the Gladstone Community Center or at 816-423-4200.

You can also register for Farm Archeology and Outdoor Art Adventure right now.

4-H Camps at the The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum are registering now! Our next camp is from Sheep to Chic and it's going to be a fun one! Be sure to register no later than June 7th at the Gladstone Community Center or at 816-423-4200.

You can also register for Farm Archeology and Outdoor Art Adventure right now.

Pick your food and cook it too at Kitchen Kids go to the Farm!The cost is $27 for Gladstone Community Center members and...
06/07/2021

Pick your food and cook it too at Kitchen Kids go to the Farm!

The cost is $27 for Gladstone Community Center members and $30 for non-members. This program will be held on Thursday, July 8th. Children ages 5-8 will attend from 9AM-noon while children ages 9-12 will attend from 1PM-4PM.

Spots will fill fast to hurry in! Sign-up online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Pick your food and cook it too at Kitchen Kids go to the Farm!

The cost is $27 for Gladstone Community Center members and $30 for non-members. This program will be held on Thursday, July 8th. Children ages 5-8 will attend from 9AM-noon while children ages 9-12 will attend from 1PM-4PM.

Spots will fill fast to hurry in! Sign-up online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Experience tranquility at Yoga on the Farm!Any level of experience is welcome! Yoga on the Farm is 8 weeks long, June 12...
06/07/2021

Experience tranquility at Yoga on the Farm!

Any level of experience is welcome! Yoga on the Farm is 8 weeks long, June 12-July 31st and is 8am-9am! Price is $40 for 8 classes.

Mark your calendars because registration ends THIS FRIDAY, June 11th! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Experience tranquility at Yoga on the Farm!

Any level of experience is welcome! Yoga on the Farm is 8 weeks long, June 12-July 31st and is 8am-9am! Price is $40 for 8 classes.

Mark your calendars because registration ends THIS FRIDAY, June 11th! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

DIG for clues at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: Farmstead Archaeology!Join us on Thursday, June 24th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM ! Pri...
06/07/2021

DIG for clues at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: Farmstead Archaeology!

Join us on Thursday, June 24th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM ! Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Registration ends June 21st! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

DIG for clues at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: Farmstead Archaeology!

Join us on Thursday, June 24th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM ! Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Registration ends June 21st! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Clothing is CHIC!Find out how at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: From Sheep to Chic! Join us on Thursday, June 10th from 10:00AM ...
06/06/2021

Clothing is CHIC!

Find out how at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: From Sheep to Chic! Join us on Thursday, June 10th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum. Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

You don't want to miss it! Registration ends TOMORROW, June 7th! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Clothing is CHIC!

Find out how at the 4-H Mini Day Camp: From Sheep to Chic! Join us on Thursday, June 10th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum. Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

You don't want to miss it! Registration ends TOMORROW, June 7th! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Have you been to the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum? Here's a fun fact! The original two-story log cabin was occupied for ...
06/05/2021

Have you been to the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum? Here's a fun fact! The original two-story log cabin was occupied for nearly 157 years! Wow that's a long time!

We are open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 11am-4pm. The current exhibit is the Missouri Bicentennial: Celebrating 200 Years of Missouri History so come check it out while it's here!

Have you been to the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum? Here's a fun fact! The original two-story log cabin was occupied for nearly 157 years! Wow that's a long time!

We are open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 11am-4pm. The current exhibit is the Missouri Bicentennial: Celebrating 200 Years of Missouri History so come check it out while it's here!

We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out to Storytime on the Farm yesterday! It was so much fun seeing ...
06/03/2021

We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out to Storytime on the Farm yesterday! It was so much fun seeing all the smiling faces while getting to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful weather! We hope you had just as much fun as we did!

If you took any pictures or have any fun memories that you made yesterday while at The Farm and would like to share, please drop them in the comments below! We'd love to see and hear them!

Take some deep breaths, it's not a joke! Yoga on the Farm is BACK for the summer and we couldn't be more excited!Any lev...
06/02/2021

Take some deep breaths, it's not a joke! Yoga on the Farm is BACK for the summer and we couldn't be more excited!

Any level of experience is welcome! Yoga on the Farm is 8 weeks long, June 12-July 31st and is 8am-9am. Price is $40 for 8 classes.

Registration ends June 11th! Register online at our website, https://gladstonemo.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t2.wcs or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Take some deep breaths, it's not a joke! Yoga on the Farm is BACK for the summer and we couldn't be more excited!

Any level of experience is welcome! Yoga on the Farm is 8 weeks long, June 12-July 31st and is 8am-9am. Price is $40 for 8 classes.

Registration ends June 11th! Register online at our website, https://gladstonemo.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t2.wcs or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Sheep to Chic. It's as fun as it is simple!The Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum is hosting the 4-H Mini Day Camp: From Sheep...
06/01/2021

Sheep to Chic. It's as fun as it is simple!

The Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum is hosting the 4-H Mini Day Camp: From Sheep to Chic and it's gonna be FUN! So join us next Thursday, June 10th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM to see. Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Mark your calendars because registration ends NEXT MONDAY, June 7th and you won't wanna miss it! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Sheep to Chic. It's as fun as it is simple!

The Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum is hosting the 4-H Mini Day Camp: From Sheep to Chic and it's gonna be FUN! So join us next Thursday, June 10th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM to see. Price is $27 per student (Age 5-10).

Mark your calendars because registration ends NEXT MONDAY, June 7th and you won't wanna miss it! Register online at our website, www.gladstonemo.activityreg.com or call the Gladstone Community Center at 816-423-4200.

Address

4109 NE Pleasant Valley Rd
Gladstone, MO
64119

General information

Free Museum Admission The museum is open April through December each year. Museum grounds and walking trails open 7-day a week year-round.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

Telephone

(816) 453-3276

Products

Locally raised honey
Museum Tours
Field Trips

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The Atkins-Johnson Farm is a historic house museum on nearly 40 acres of preserved farmland. The site includes heirloom gardens, walking trail, historic community cemetery, orchard, barns, beehives, pump-wells, and original farm outbuildings. The farmhouse itself contains a uniquely preserved early 1830s-era log cabin. The evolving farmhouse was home to the Allen, Hightower, Atkins, and Johnson families before it was purchased by the City of Gladstone, MO in 2005. After years of research, fund-raising and renovations, The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum opened to the public on April 27, 2013.

Each year the museum hosts unique community events and special programs including Children’s Garden Day, afternoon tea, tours of the Big Shoal Cemetery, Civil War encampments, guest speakers, holiday events, and much more. Changing exhibitions inside the house vary each season and offer visitors a new experience each time they visit.

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We love the hands on creative learning space for kids about the life cycle of the bee. Such a beautiful property and LOVE the garden. Can’t speak highly enough about this place ❤️
Are you having your annual garage sale? Nothing on your calendar. Thanks!
It has been so enlightening to become a member & volunteer this year. Look forward to Spring!
Some photos from Restoration Run.
Had a wonderful time with Erica and Will harvesting honey at the farm and processing it for the friends to sell in the gift shop. The sweetest paycheck I have ever received, good conversation and a jar of honey. I just had to bake up a batch of Mrs J. A. Beauchamp's Beaten Biscuits to go with it.