The Alexander Majors House

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114

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

About the Tour

Built in 1856, the Alexander Majors House originally served as the base of operations for Majors’ overland shipping company, Russell, Majors & Waddell. Majors was instrumental in the opening of the west, both because of his freighting company and his co-ownership of the Pony Express. Visitors will learn about his life and businesses, as well as daily life in the nineteenth century for wealthy Missouri families.

Self-guided tours of the Majors House allow guests to enjoy the museum at their own pace. Knowledgeable docents will be present during your tour to answer questions. Guests typically spend 30 minutes to an hour in the museum.

Museum capacity will be limited to 15 visitors at a time. Guests arriving separately will be asked to exercise a 6-foot social distancing space from other guests in the museum. Masks are required for entry and must be worn properly for the duration of the tour. All touchable display items have been temporarily removed from tours.


Self-guided tours
$5.00 per person

Combo Ticket: Purchase a combo ticket for $10 and tour both the Wornall & Majors Houses for one flat rate. Ticket is valid for one year from purchase date.


A large parking lot is adjacent to the Alexander Majors House (north).


The Majors House is not wheelchair accessible due to the historic nature of the home. There is wheelchair access to the first floor of the house available. For guests unable to visit the second floor of the home, your guide can provide you with a visual guide of the upstairs rooms of the house. The barn, restroom, and gift shop are handicapped accessible.




May 23 - Buds & SudsBeer and Music in the Learning Landscape!

Join us on the grounds of the Wornall House for beer and music as we celebrate spring and the new Learning Landscape on our museum grounds. Featuring the music of the Charles Williams Trio!

Sunday, May 23 at 4:00 PM.