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.

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

Guided tours at 1:00 and 2:00 PM

1:00 – 4:00 PM (Self-guided tours)

Closed all federal holidays.

8201 State Line Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114

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

1:00 – 4:00 PM (Self-guided tours)

The Majors House is closed for public tours for the winter season and will reopen April 6, 2023. The Alexander Majors House & Barn is still available for rentals and field trips/private tours that are scheduled in advance.

News & Events

Drink Your History
Our newest quarterly event series features the history of some of America’s oldest alcohols, plus you enjoy samples and cocktails from the featured beverage.

May 20- Buds & Suds
Enjoy craft beer, jazz music, and food on the lawn of the historic John Wornall House. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket for this casual, welcoming event.

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!

Buds & SudsBeer and Music in the Learning Landscape!

Join us on the lawn of the beautiful John Wornall House on Saturday, May 20 for craft beer, food, and local jazz in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Stroll the historic herb and vegetable garden and native plant beds with a drink in hand while the sounds of jazz welcome you in.