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 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.
In 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 headquarters of Unity’s worldwide ministry of publishing, prayer, and education. Unity Village’s distinctive English Cotswold and Italian architecture was designed in the 1920s by Rickert Fillmore, a son of the founders.
Online Tour of Unity Village
Take a virtual tour of the Unity Village campus—and experience the history, tranquillity and spiritual energy of this sacred place.
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 Unity’s 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.
Take in the fresh air and enjoy a round of golf at Unity’s 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 greens fees and hours, call 816-251-3569.
The 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
Surrounding 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.
Unity 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.
Unity 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.
Bookstore and Coffee Shop
The 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.
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
Unity’s 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.
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
From 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.