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The "Independence Uncorked” Wine Festival will be held on September, 13th from 1:00pm-6:00pm on the grounds of the Historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Independence, MO. The day will feature wineries from all over Missouri sampling their wines. There will also be art, music and food to partake in. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Eastern Independence. The cost will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door and will include a wine glass. Relax, bring a lawn chair and enjoy the atmosphere. Please visit the link for more information and to purchase tickets. We are also on twitter @indepuncorked and Facebook at Independence Uncorked Wine Festival. www.Independenceuncorked.com,

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The Bingham Waggoner Estate provides luncheons by reservation only, for groups from 10 to 50. We offer many delicious menu items to choose from. The tables are decorated with seasonal arrangements and you will be served on china with silver and stemware. Please call Shireen McLaughlin, Site Coordinator, at (816) 461-3491 with questions or to make your reservations.

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Map & Directions

2014 Tour Dates

·  Regular Season: April 1-October 31

·  Christmas Season: Nov 29-Dec 30 (closed Dec 23, 24, 25)

Hours of Operation

·  Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm

·  Sunday: 1pm-4pm

Regular Season Admission

·  Adults: $6.00

·  Senior Citizens: $5.00

·  Children/Students: $3.00

·  Group Rates: $5.00

In the off-season, luncheon groups and group tours of 10 or more by appointment are available, and Event Rentals.

Our programs include:


·  Providing tours to special interest groups

·  Working in cooperation with the Three Sites Organization projects

·  Site Education Programs

·  Art Programs, including George Caleb Bingham Exhibit

·  Supplying local schools and teachers with educational materials

·  Research and Restoration Programs


·  Annual Wine Fest

·  Truman Birthday Celebration

·  Trail Breakfast

·  Antique and Craft Show

·  Fashion Show and Luncheon

·  Christmas Open House Tours


·  Providing facilities for special recognition programs for government, civic, and private groups

·  Rental to private groups i.e. weddings, family reunions, business social functions

Our Mission
The Bingham-Waggoner Historical Society is organized for the preservation and interpretation of this site. Its focus is to increase the understanding of the history of the Queen City of the Trails, as well as, to be an economic asset to tourism industry, generating interest and dollars while at the same time preserving its special identity.


To contact us:

Bingham-Waggoner Historical Society
P.O. Box 1163
313 West Pacific
Independence, Missouri 64051

Site Coordinator: Shireen McLaughlin

Phone: 816-461-3491
       Fax: 816-461-1540

Web Site Author: Sharon Royer

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