Wornall Majors House Museums

Collections & Grounds

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Collections

The interior of the John Wornall House Museum is decorated in the style of the period and has an extensive collection of objects and archives dating from 1830-1880. The museum also has on display several pieces original to the Wornall family. These items include:

     • An 1867 Steinway boxed grand piano, which is fully restored.
     • A green velvet sofa and two chairs that belonged to Roma, John Wornall’s third wife.
     • A trophy won by John in 1856 for showing cattle.
     • A cribbage game that belonged to John.
     • A family Bible containing family records and photographs.
     • A large wardrobe, a gift from Rev. Thomas Johnson to his daughter Eliza on her marriage to John.
     • A blue Lincoln rocker that belonged to John.
     • A silver grooming set that belonged to Roma.
     • A white teacup and saucer that belonged to Roma.

Grounds

The grounds of the John Wornall House Museum, although only a fraction of John’s original property, are very beautiful and open to the public. There are picnic tables on which to enjoy lunch and a path that leads around the house. An herb garden on the north side of the house contains many of the herbs that Eliza Johnson Wornall would have grown while she lived here. The garden is maintained by the gracious work of the Master Gardeners of Kansas City and is free and open to the public. 

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The John Wornall House

6115 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO. 64113

816.444.1858

The Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO. 64114

816.444.1858

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