The Sedalia Katy Depot

Sedalia Missouri's  Visitor Center and Year-Round Historic Railroad Destination

Tour The Sedalia Katy Depot

Come and see our greatest artifact -- our over 100 year old Katy depot!  Guided tours include information on the historic site, annual exhibit and will introduce you to people who dealt in Sedalia's destiny. 

Our ever-growing number of exhibits and interactive displays show how the railroad influenced our culture, industry, and history. Herigage exhibit cases put a face on Sedalia's heart and history. 

Self-guided tours are available daily April through December Monday through Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with final tour starting at 3 p.m.  The building is closed on Saturdays January through March, as well as major holidays.

Group tours require one week advance notice. Refer to webpage on guided tours for additional details.

Guided Tours

Self guided group tour             - $1 per person

Half hour guided tour             - $3.00 per person

featuring overview of Sedalia history,  specifics on the historic site,  introduction to people of destiny, and walk through of exhibit gallery. 

Hour guided tour                 - $5.00 per person

includes half hour tour plus visit to second floor and basement space and a copy of limited edition souvenir booklet.

Guided tours for pre school, elementary and high school students are also offered. 

Fee structure is $1 per child and $3 per adult.  Adult chaperones required. 

A $25 deposit is required to reserve any guided tour and is applied to the total cost of the guided tours. 

Please note additional information about scheduling a tour below.

• Reservations for guided tours are required two (2) weeks in advance.

• Average tours last 1 hour.

• Ample parking is available at the Katy Depot for cars and buses.  See site map for location of bus parking and for additional vehicle parking lot on Fifth Street.

• The Katy Depot is handicapped accessible.

Further additional information please contact the tour coordinator at

(660) 826-2932, or

Self-Guided Tours

The Exhibits represent a non-traditional approach to interpretation. Period buildings serve as exhibit cases that put a face on Sedalia's history and heart. Each building contain graphic panels that tell the story of the railroads influence upon Sedalia. The exhibit also includes a working telegraph, audio visual presentation, youth activity room, and panels which help visitors learn about the Katy Depot Historic Site.  Visitors are welcome to tour the inside of the Katy Depot during regular business hours. A self guided brochure helps you make the most of your visit.