Unity Village

Providing tranquility and inspiration for mind, body, and spirit

The scenic campus is located at 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, Missouri, 15 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Established nearly 100 years ago, it became the spiritual headquarters for the worldwide Unity movement. Today the Mediterranean-style campus still offers a quiet refuge and nurturing activities for body, mind, and spirit.

Unity Village features 1,200 acres of beautiful countryside along with formal gardens, magnificent fountains, walking trails, a “green” hotel and conference center, a nine-hole golf course, the best and most extensive library in the region for books and other resources on spiritual education and personal growth, a bookstore and coffee shop, and a variety of peaceful indoor and outdoor chapels for prayer and meditation.

Two of the buildings at Unity World Headquarters are included on the National Register of Historic Places: Unity Tower and the original Silent Unity Building (now the Education Building). Unity Village is the perfect setting for a wedding or commitment ceremony, business meeting, or peaceful personal getaway. 

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Visitor Information

Visitors are welcome to enjoy our beautiful 1,200-acre grounds. While you're here, we ask that you respect the peaceful, natural environment and help preserve our history by following a few guidelines:

  • Unity Village hosts weddings, memorial services, meetings, etc. Please be respectful of others and refrain from excessive noise or loud music.
  • Outside normal work hours, most campus buildings will be locked. If you need assistance or a public restroom, please visit either the Bookstore and Coffee Shop or the Hotel, or call Security at 816-347-5535.
  • Please do not climb on railings or flower urns, or wade in the fountains. For your safety, Security monitors these areas.
  • The grounds and buildings are smoke-free. A list of designated smoking areas is available at the Hotel and Conference Center.
  • Please keep vehicles on paved roads and park only in designated spots. When walking, please stay on the trails.
  • Unity Village doesn't charge a location fee to professional photographers, but donations are gratefully appreciated.
  • Guests are welcome at our many benches and tables, or you can bring a blanket or mat to enjoy the lawn.
  • Pets are welcome as long as they remain on a leash at all times. Please clean up after your pet.
  • Do not bring in outside alcoholic beverages.
  • The nature trail covers 2.2 miles, and hiking is at your own risk. Deer, fox, raccoons, and snakes are commonly spotted on the trails. Please stick to the trails and bring your cell phone for emergencies.
  • Fishing in the lakes is prohibited.

Download a copy of a self-guided campus tour brochure, or visit the Unity Village Bookstore and Coffee Shop for a printed copy.

If you love our campus and would like to help preserve it, we invite you to share a donation.

Bookstore and Coffee Shop

the Bookstore and Coffee Shop at Unity VillageThe Unity Village Bookstore and Coffee Shop offers a warm and inviting place to relax and enjoy your favorite specialty coffee drink or a snack while browsing the extensive collection of spiritual books and resources, jewelry, gifts and Unity-branded merchandise.

Fountains

Unity Village has 10 fountains on campus. The most spectacular installation is a series of three mirror pools and fountains that cover 14,090 square feet, about a third of an acre, across the central courtyard. A Village landmark, the central courtyard fountains were restored to their original beauty in 2010. Many see the fountains as a beautiful spot for quiet reflection. In addition, many events and weddings are hosted around the fountains each year. The fountains are typically on from April through September. During this timeframe, users can view the fountains from this webcam.

Golf Course

Unity Village Golf Course Take in the fresh air and enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful nine-hole golf course, which winds through rolling hills and offers a challenge for all skill levels. Golf at a leisurely pace with no tee times. For information about green fees and hours, call 816-251-3582. Read more.

Unity Tower

Unity TowerThe 165-foot Tower was designed in 1927 and completed in 1929. At various times the Tower has housed a welcome center, post office, credit union, the Unity Radio and Television Department, and displays of Unity Farm products. In 2011 Unity pledged to restore the Tower and received a generous $3 million gift to fund the first phase of exterior and structural repairs. Additional donations provided funding for the full restoration of the Tower, now home to Awaken Whole Life Center. Read more.
 

Unity Tower Prayer Garden

Unity Tower Prayer GardenSurrounding the Tower at Unity Village is a prayer garden featuring 12 bronze sculptures designed by Kansas City artist Barry Eisenhart. The layout of the Prayer Garden is based upon the Twelve Powers, divine qualities innate to all people. The forms are abstract and simple, so people can project their own spiritual interpretations onto the art. To the west, a beautiful fountain greets visitors coming to Awaken Whole Life Center, located in the Tower. Read more.

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden features 800 bushes with more than 50 different varieties and is one of two gardens in the Kansas City area accredited by All-America Rose Selections. All-America rose gardens display the best new rose varieties each year.

Walking Trails

Trails at Unity VillageUnity Village offers hundreds of acres of natural beauty, including two fully stocked lakes, a wildlife preserve and a stunning natural bridge. Walking trails wind through the woods and grounds offering visitors a glimpse of a wide variety of wildlife. Download a map of the trails.

Sacred Spaces

Sacred spacesUnity Village offers a variety of sacred spaces for prayer and meditation as well as quiet enjoyment. Outdoor inspirational spaces include prayer gardens, a large labyrinth (wheelchair-friendly) and the Chapel in the Woods. Unity Village also offers indoor chapels such as the Silent Unity Chapel, the Peace Chapel, the Garden Chapel and the Fillmore Chapel.

Spiritual Education at Unity Village

Unity offers a variety of educational opportunities at Unity Village, from continuing education classes open to the public to advanced academic degree programs. Spiritual seekers from around the world come to Unity Village to learn and advance their spiritual growth.

Library and Archives

The Library and Archives is a spiritual and educational resource center for the general public as well as ministerial students and faculty, retreat guests and anyone seeking spiritual information and education.

Located at Unity Village on the east end of the Education Building, the Library is one of the largest metaphysical (i.e., spiritually-focused) libraries in the country. It offers visitors access to a wide variety of New Thought and metaphysical resources such as books, journals, magazines and multimedia resources.

The Unity Archives houses a unique collection of records, personal papers and other materials documenting the history of the Unity movement and its founders.

Labyrinth

LabyrinthModeled after one in the Chartres Cathedral in France, the Unity Labyrinth is located east of the bookstore. View the map.

History

Charles and Mrytle FillmoreIn 1919 Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, founders of the Unity spiritual movement, bought 58 acres of land about 15 miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Originally intended as a weekend and vacation getaway for Unity workers, the area grew into Unity Farm and became nationally known for its orchards and apple products. In 1953 the farm was incorporated as a Missouri municipality—Unity Village. Today, the 1,200-acre property serves as the world headquarters. The distinctive English Cotswold and Italian architecture was designed in the 1920s by Rickert Fillmore, a son of the founders.

Unity Village Chapel

Unity Village Chapel is the name of the Unity church located on the grounds at Unity Village. It offers services each Sunday and a wide variety of programs and activities throughout the week.

The Gardens at Unity Village

The Gardens at Unity VillageFrom early to late summer, visitors can find fresh produce—some of which is grown on the Unity Village grounds—available at the Gardens at Unity Village on Colbern Road. Open Saturdays, May through September. Learn more at the Gardens’ Facebook page.