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)

Closed for all federal holidays.

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.

News & Events

Storytime at the Barn
Preschoolers welcome! Join us every third Thursday for stories and activities in the Alexander Majors Barn!

Middle School Book Club
Our first ever Middle School Book Club starts on Feb. 6 with “Fever 1793.” Free for any middle school student!

Black History Month at the Wornall House
Beginning Feb. 1, we will be offering special Black history audio guided tours of the Wornall House, free with admission.


Boots & Pearls - Online!

We may be virtual, but the fun is real! Donate to receive an exclusive cocktail basket for two, bid in our online auction, purchase raffle tickets, or view our video presentation on September 24.