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

Saturday
Guided tours at 1:00 and 2:00 PM

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

Closed all federal holidays.

Alexander Majors House – CLOSED FOR PUBLIC TOURS FOR THE SEASON
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)

The Majors House is closed for public tours for the winter season and will reopen April 2023. The Alexander Majors House & Barn is still available for rentals and field trips/private tours that are scheduled in advance.

News & Events

January 28: Preschool Story Time
Join us for a book reading and themed activities. This free event is perfect for guardians looking to help their children develop kindergarten readiness skills.

February 1: Black History Month Drop-in
This drop-in style event will include our Black experience audio guide, artifacts relating to enslavement, and honest discussions about enslavement in Missouri.

You Make It Happen!
Your donations allow us to provide historic education to thousands of Kansas Citians (and beyond) each year. Consider a tax-deductible donation today!