Wornall Majors House Museums

What You’ll See & Learn at the Wornall House

DSC_0713The Wornall House was built in 1858 and is one of the few surviving Kansas City homes from the Civil War era. The house has been almost continuously owned by the Wornall family until the death of John Wornall Jr. in 1962. It was opened as Kansas City’s first house museum in 1972 and has been sharing stories of the past with visitors since then.

The Museum is set up as it might have been during the Civil War and includes authentic period furnishings, including those belonging to the Wornall family, as well as artifacts and information relating to the Battle of Westport.

Visitors to the John Wornall House Museum will learn about many topics, including:

  • Stories from the Wornall family
  • Frontier farm life in the mid-nineteenth century
  • The Battle of Westport & Civil War medicine
  • Slavery at the Wornall homestead and in Missouri
  • The Border War and the Civil War in Kansas City & surrounding area

And more – tours at the Wornall House are flexible and are crafted to fit the needs of the individuals on each tour. No two tours are exactly alike!

Wornall Majors House Museums
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The John Wornall House

6115 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO. 64113


The Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO. 64114


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