A complete Civil War on the Border experience awaits you at this museum with exhibits and vivid dioramas that bring new insights on Missouri's greatest conflict.


Apr-Oct, Wed-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 1-4 pm;
Nov-Mar, Sat 10 am–4 pm, Sun 1–4 pm

Contact Information

301 S Bynum Rd
Lone Jack, MO 64070
Phone: 816-697-8833

Location Type


Site Info

AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
Group Tours
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

This site represents the impact of the Civil War on this nation’s citizens as it exemplifies the national conflict as well as the deprivations and terror civilians in the Border Counties endured as renegade bands of guerrillas and irregular Union troops preyed on them.

From 1854, when the Border War started, the raids continued throughout the war years. The constant threat from the numerous skirmishes, the spying of neighbor against neighbor, the irregular practices of draft enforcement and the depredations of the war set a true example of the war of brother against brother. This battle is indicative of the fratricidal nature of the Civil War in Missouri.

The Lone Jack Civil War Battlefield, Museum & Soldier's Cemetery is the only Civil War
Museum in Jackson County, Missouri and one of the few battlefields where the soldiers,
who perished during the battle, are still buried on the battlefield and it has not been
designated as a National Cemetery.

The Lone Jack Civil War Museum is a unique round native stone building built in 1963.
It houses a variety of displays including artifacts from the Battle of Lone Jack,items of
local history, photos of the men who fought at Lone Jack, as well as dioramas depicting:

The Battle of Lone Jack

The battle of Westport

General Order #11

Quantrill's burning of Lawrence

The Cave Hotel is available for guided tours during your visit to the Battlefield and Museum. Please be sure to let the volunteer on duty know if you would like to tour the Hotel.

Stories & Comments

Theda Eemunchagote-Long  |  on 5/10/2020

My maiden name was Theda Long (daughter of Harvey & Violet Long). Our family lived in the first house south of the museum. As a child, I can remember finding musket balls under the house. The spirits of the soldiers could be felt, but were seldom seen. I knew where we lived was part of history, and should be remembered as sacred hallowed ground.

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