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The John Wornall House

6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64113-1417
+1 816-444-1858
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Wonderful gem.

Our tour guide was super fabulous. She really knew her stuff and was very very patient with us with... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Garfypj
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Lenexa, Kansas
The North and The South...

This is a gem if you are a student of the Civil War, The West, or local Kansas CIty history. The... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
Theresa R
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Independence, Missouri
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The Wornall House, built in 1858, is one of the few surviving Kansas City homes from the Civil War era. Built by farmer and prominent Kansas Citian John Wornall, the house is perhaps most famous for its use as a field hospital during the Civil War. It has been restored to what it may have looked like during the Civil War & the Battle of Westport.
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6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64113-1417
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Our tour guide was super fabulous. She really knew her stuff and was very very patient with us with all our questions! Our tour was in the middle of the week, toward the end of the day and there was no one after us, which...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

This is a gem if you are a student of the Civil War, The West, or local Kansas CIty history. The house was used by both the Union and Confederate armies and around Halloween there are wonderful Ghost tours, investigations, and story telling hours.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

The entire inside of the home is mostly all recreated because there's a huge family presence still in the area that has their heirlooms with them. A few pieces have been donated. The house is still a really neat glimpse into the time period and...More

2  Thank deegeegirl
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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

The tour takes about an hour. There are original furnishings and the guide was well informed and eager for questions. Originally a 500 acre farm that extended to State Line road and was used as a hospital during the Civil War. It was a very...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The tour guide was very good on mixing history of the house with Civil War and post Civil War history from the KC area. House was interesting with some original family items. It's the third oldest, maintained house in KC

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

It is easy to pass-by without noticing this treasured landmark, but if you're interested in history, architecture, and the Civil War, then it is definitely worth a stop and a tour. It won't take that long, yet is culturally enriching.

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Interesting for the Civil War buff. House was a hospital during the war. Great herb garden in spring and early summer. Haunted house tours in Fall. Christmas in December. All fun things. In the center of what developed into J. C. Nichol's crowning neighborhood achievement...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is an historic home of one of Kansas City's early citizens. Nice but small and not much here. Nice it is being preserved. Used for event space at times. Come in spring to see small herb garden

Thank Motion22
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a very interesting place for history buffs, and the tour guide, Leah, was excellent. The more you know about the history of Kansas City, the more you will enjoy it. It is close to the Plaza area and is worth the trip.

2  Thank jbhtex
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

What an interesting visit we had at this historic farm home that is now in a residential area of KC, MO. The period furnishing was accurate and the docent was very good. You go to the front door and ring the door bell and wait...wait...More

2  Thank SusieMA1
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