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


April-Oct: Thu-Sat 1-5 pm

Admission is free.

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

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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.

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.


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