We are a non-profit that operates two of Kansas City’s most historic structures: the John Wornall House and the Alexander Majors House. These historic homes serve as the dynamic backdrop for events and community gatherings. We strive to tell an inclusive and accessible story about American mid-nineteenth century history.

John Wornall House
6115 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64113

A home at the crossroads of conflict between Kansas and Missouri, free and enslaved, and North and South.

Wednesday-Saturday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Self-guided tours)
House closed noon – 1:00 PM every day

Sunday
1:00 – 4:00 PM (Self-guided tours)

Holiday Closures: We are closed November 25 & 26 and December 24 & 25 for the holiday season.

We are requiring masks through December 31, 2021 and will revisit our mask policy at that time.

Alexander Majors House
8201 State Line Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114

The frontier home of a pioneer, innovator, freighter, and co-founder of the Pony Express.

Thursday-Sunday
1:00 – 4:00 PM (Self-guided tours)

Season Closure: The Majors House is closed November 22, 2021-April 1, 2022 for the winter season.

We are requiring masks through December 31, 2021 and will revisit our mask policy at that time.

News & Events

November 18: Orphans Preferred
In a continuation of our popular book club, we’ll be reading Orphans Preferred by Christopher Corbett about the true story of the Pony Express. Free to attend!

December 10: Christmas Five Senses Open House
Engage all of your senses as you tour the Wornall House, enjoying sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the holidays!

December 18: Christmas Family Fun Day
Join us for a morning of holiday fun including crafts, cookies and cider, a craft project, and amazing photo opportunities!