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.
AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
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 and 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.
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