The best way to learn about the Harvey family, the Fred Harvey Company, the Harvey House Restaurant and Hotel chain, and those famous Harvey Girls is to tour the National Fred Harvey Museum. And we’re proud to have the National Fred Harvey Museum here in Leavenworth, KS.
Location: Harvey’s Former Residence
The museum will be housed in the Harvey family mansion located at 624 Olive Street, Leavenworth, KS. The structure is currently undergoing substantial restoration and is not open for tours. However, special arrangements for tours can be made by contacting the museum at 913-682-7949 or FredHarveyHouse@gmail.com .
The National Fred Harvey Museum is excited about:
Restoring the Harvey residence to its historic magnificence
Furnishing it with interesting artifacts
Increasing public awareness of Mr. Harvey's accomplishments
Providing insights into the Harvey family
Message from the Harvey Family
We are fortunate to have close association with descendants of the Harvey family who have contributed family artifacts and are providing enthusiastic support. Once such descendant of Fred Harvey -- Mr. J. Stewart Harvey, Jr. -- writes to us: “As a great-grandson of Fred Harvey, I am the oldest direct descendant, the last Harvey to be born in the Kansas City area, and one of the last to have worked for the Fred Harvey Company. Speaking personally as well as for the members of the Harvey family, we are very pleased to see the establishment of The National Fred Harvey Museum.
We are doubly pleased to see Fred Harvey's house in Leavenworth as the museum's home as that is where he was happiest, where his luck changed to prosperity, where he thought his new country was at its best, and where he and his immediate family are buried.”
National Fred Harvey Museum Info What: National Fred Harvey Museum Where: 624 Olive Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048 When: By special appointment at this time 913-682-7947 orFredHarveyHouse@gmail.com The first floor is wheelchair accessible. Donations, contributions, memorials, and ascension of artifacts are always appreciated. Individual, family, and corporate memberships are also welcomed.