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The John Wornall House

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House with a history

This house is amazing and the guide was fantastic. I love history and the energy of this place is... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Dawn M
Omaha, Nebraska
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
am a
Lenexa, Kansas
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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...more
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6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64113-1417
+1 816-444-1858
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

As the house is cool and probably haunted, the tour guide didn’t know how to use the ghost box as it was skipping thru stations. She didn’t understand air pressure and energy. I thought her phoneyness was off putting

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

This house is amazing and the guide was fantastic. I love history and the energy of this place is full of it. During the civil war the Union took the house over and it was used as a hospital. Many wounded were tended there and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dawn M
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Theresa R
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

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank deegeegirl
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
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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.

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank LeBonCatulus
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

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank jawald2016
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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Motion22
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