The John Wornall House

6115 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64113

10:00 AM – noon; 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (self-guided tours)
Please note the Wornall House is closed from noon-1:00 PM.

Guided tours at 1:00 and 2:00 PM
Self-guided tours are also available (see above)

1:00 – 4:00 PM (self-guided tours)

COVID-19 Update: Face masks welcome, but no longer required.

About the Tour

Built in 1858, the Wornall House is one of the few surviving Kansas City homes from the Civil War era. It was used as a field hospital during the Battle of Westport. The Museum is designed to resemble how it may have looked in 1858 and includes many items that belonged to the Wornall family in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The house also contains artifacts from the Civil War and Battle of Westport. In addition, the Wornall House interprets the lives of the enslaved residents of the Wornall farmstead through extensive signs located throughout the home.

Self-Guided Tours: Expect to spend 30 minutes to an hour exploring the museum. Signs are placed throughout the museum for guests’ enjoyment. A 20-minute audio guide is also available and can be streamed on your personal device. A link will be provided to guests upon arrival.

Guided Tours (1:00 or 2:00 on Saturdays): Guided tours range from 45 minutes to an hour and are guided and narrated by a docent. 

Please note: Public tours at the Wornall House focus on house history only. We do not tell ghost stories. If you are interested in ghost programming, we offer public ghost tours in October.


Tour Rates
$5.00 Self-guided tour
$8.00 Guided tour – adult
$6.00 Guided tour – seniors and students
$5.00 Guided tour – children
Free for children under 5 – all tours

Members are always FREE!

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.


The Wornall House has a small adjacent parking lot located on the east side of the house. Additional free street parking is available on 61st Terrace.


The Museum is not fully wheelchair accessible due to the historic nature of the home. However, those with mobility issues should be able to view the first floor of the House with few difficulties. Handicapped parking is located behind the museum (east), and a wheelchair ramp is located on the north side of the front porch. If you are unable to use the stairs to access the second floor, we have a visual guide of items in the second floor bedrooms your docent can guide you through.




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.