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)

Beginning August 2, masks required for all visitors, in compliance with an order from the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

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)

Tour Alert: Due to ongoing restoration work at the Majors House, some rooms may be not be on display, beginning Thursday, July 8. In addition, you may encounter some noise or dust on your tour.

Beginning August 2, masks required for all visitors, in compliance with an order from the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

News & Events

October: Ghost Tours
Join us for a haunting experience at the Alexander Majors House. Choose between an all-ages tour, 21+ tour, or a paranormal investigation!

October: Historic Howl-o-ween
Bring your dog in their Halloween best for a canine parade and costume contest! Registration required for dogs, free for spectators!

November Book Club: 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!