This structure is an epitome of the past of Kansas City and was constructed in the year 1858 by John B. Wornall. Presenting Greek revival style of architecture, the house is one of the four remaining Civil War period homes in Kansas City. The bricks of the house were hand-fired in the property itself and every nook of the house has an interesting story to tell.
After facing huge financial turmoil in the family, Richard Wornall sold his remaining family assets of Shelby County and starts off for a 600-mile trek to Westport, Missouri with his wife and two sons. Upon arrival, he bought a 500-acre farm from the then town father- John Calvin McCoy. The farm land stretched between 59th and 67th streets, State Line and Main Street which is today known as Kansas City.
This home was built by John- the son of Richard Wornall for his second wife Eliza. It served as a hospital for both Union and Confederate forces after the iconic Battle of Westport during the American Civil War.
The historic museum displays the daily life of a prosperous pre-civil war family.
Entrance Ticket Details For John B. Wornall House Museum
- 6.00 USD per senior (age 60+).
- 6.00 USD per student (with valid student ID).
- 5.00 USD per child (ages 5-12).
- Free for children under 5.
- Wornall Wednesdays: 5 USD adult- admission for all public tours on Wednesdays!
John B. Wornall House Museum Hours
- Opening time on Sundays: 01.00 pm; Tours begin at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00
- Wednesday to Saturday: Tours begin at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00
- The Wornall House is closed for federal holidays: New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan. 19), Washington’s Birthday (Feb. 16), Memorial Day (May 25), Independence Day (July 4), Columbus Day (Oct. 12), Veterans Day (Nov. 11), Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), and Christmas Day (Dec. 25).
How to Reach John B. Wornall House Museum
- Bus 57
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10.66% of people who visit Kansas City include John B. Wornall House Museum in their plan
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85.71% of people start their John B. Wornall House Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see John B. Wornall House Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting John B. Wornall House Museum
John B. Wornall House Museum Reviews & Ratings
It's an amazing and exciting place with great History. I love it here because it's haunted. Yes, I love being scared but as a group. And it's no joke for a good experience you will never forget. Always carry with you Holy water for safety. 😱😨😰😊🙂😃❤❤❤
Really cool experience to see where we have come from. Learned more about the region during the civil war in one tour than reading a history book could ever teach and makes it more real
Life in the mid 19th century, in REAL life. The Wornall House was built by John Wornall. It remained in the family until the 1970s. It was rehabbed to original condition has made it the most authentic reminder of the time period. It is worth the hour or so it takes to make the guided tour. I recommend calling for reservations beforehand, as they are only open a few days a week. And, pack a picnic lunch to eat on the grounds.
I am part of a team called Central paranormal researchers. We did a paranormal investigation at the John worrall house. We loved everything about this house. The details and the old items were so amazing!
Very interesting, informative tour.