Learn about the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi.


Hours

April - October: Thur - Sat 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission is free.

Contact Information

6601 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: 913-345-2000
website

Location Type

Museum

Site Info


The Battle of Westport, fought October 21-23, 1864, was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in Missouri and west of the Mississippi. This major battle, the largest engagement west of the Mississippi River, marked the climactic end of a decade of war and turbulence along the Missouri and Kansas border.

Includes a driving tour of the Battle of Westport and a walking tour of the Big Blue Battlefield.

The best time to visit is on a Saturday because that is the day when the strongest interpreters are volunteering.

There will be possible changes to the site made by the opening of the 2017 season (Apr. 1, 2017), such as additional hours.

The main phone number for this site is Dan Smith's law office number, so be sure to state your interest in information regarding the Battle of Westport Visitor Center.

Documents

Battle of Westport 150th Anniversary Event - Download (770 KB)

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