Youth Field Trips

Interested in a field trip at either the Wornall House or Majors House? We offer a variety of field trip packages to fit multiple age ranges, group sizes, and curricula. See below for our options!

Questions or ready to book? Contact Director of Programs Sarah Bader-King at programs@wornallmajors.org or 816-444-1858.

COVID-19 Update: We are now scheduling field trips on a case-by-case basis. For your safety, we will utilize our outdoor spaces as much as possible. Some activities (particularly those that involve shared surfaces) may not be available. We will work with you to find alternate activities. Masks required for all portions of the field trip that occur indoors. Masks are recommended for outdoor activities when distancing cannot be maintained.

Woman giving tour to children

Option 1: House Tour Only

Take a one-hour tour of either the John Wornall or Alexander Majors House.

Ideal for: High school or college groups, small groups with limited time
Cost: $5/students, $5/teachers & chaperones
Minimum group size 10; maximum group size 35

Children in cowboy hats

Option 2: House Tour + 1 Activity

Take a one-hour tour of either the John Wornall or Alexander Majors House, plus add on one “life on the frontier” activity: butter making, corn husk dolls, or scavenger hunt. A second activity can be added for $1/student.

Ideal for: Girl/Boy Scout troops, small groups, younger children, classrooms of 35 or fewer
Cost: $6/students, $5/teachers & chaperones
Minimum group size 10; maximum group size 40

Option 3: Field Trip Package

Choose a thematic field trip package! All packages include a house tour and specially crafted activities meant to enhance curriculum and immerse students in a particular topic. See below for full descriptions.

A full listing of how these field trips may meet Kansas or Missouri standards/expectations is available here.

A Civil War Field Hospital

Ideal for: Third grade and up; particularly suited for grades 3-6
Topics: Civil War, local history, Battle of Westport, Civil War medicine
Location: John Wornall House

The John Wornall House was used as a field hospital by both Union and Confederate soldiers. Students will learn about the Wornall family and how their lives were shaped by the Civil War, hear about the daily life of a Civil War soldier, and examine artifacts to make inferences and draw conclusions. Whenever possible, costumed interpreters will be present (subject to availability).

Cost: $8/student, teachers and chaperones free
Minimum group size 10; maximum group size 80

Sustainability on the Frontier

Ideal for: Third grade and up; particularly suited for grade 5
Topics: Water conservation, agriculture, local history, sustainability, ecology
Location: John Wornall House

When farmers arrived on the frontier, they made a significant impact on the local ecosystem. In addition to taking a social studies-focused tour of the Museum, students will explore the grounds of the former farmstead through STEM-based activities focused on native and invasive plants and the watershed. A unique merging of social studies and science, this field trip is a multi-disciplinary experience showing the interconnections of people and their environment.

Cost: $9/student, teachers and chaperones free
Minimum group size 10; maximum group size 60

Daily Life in the Nineteenth Century

Ideal for: All ages; particularly suited for K-3
Topics: Local history, life on the frontier, westward expansion, Civil War, women & children
Location: John Wornall House OR Alexander Majors House

Ideal for classrooms that are looking for a more general glimpse into the past, this field trip explores the lives of the Wornall or Majors family and how they interacted with their home spaces and the objects inside. All participants will take a museum tour, participate in a hands-on activity, and interact with artifacts.

Cost: $8/student, teachers and chaperones free
Minimum group size 10; maximum group size 60 at Wornall House, 100 at Majors House

A Journey Westward

Ideal for: Third grade and up; particularly suited for grades 3-5
Topics: Local history, travel & transportation, communication across the West
Location: Alexander Majors House

Alexander Majors ran a shipping empire. Through Majors’ story, learn about how people traveled and communicated across the “wild” West. Students receive a house tour, a hands-on activity, and put themselves in the mindset of travelers exploring new frontiers through the use of primary sources.

Cost: $8/student, teachers and chaperones free
Minimum group size 10; maximum group size 100

Questions or ready to book? Contact Director of Programs Sarah Bader-King at programs@wornallmajors.org or 816-444-1858.