Westport, in the heart of Kansas City, is a small village that is filled with legend and history.


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Wed - Sat 1pm to 5pm

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4000 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-561-1821
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Westport, in the heart of Kansas City, is a small village that is filled with legend and history. The Westport Historical Society (WHS) celebrates the lively history of Westport and its first citizens. We welcome you to visit us and step back in time to an earlier day when Westport and the Town of Kansas were on the nation’s frontier. WHS is headquartered in the 1855 Harris-Kearney House at 4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.

More than 150 years ago, thousands of adventurers from all walks of life came to Westport to explore and seek their fortunes along the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails. Mountain men and preachers walked the lanes and streets of Westport, drawn here by the mystique of the West. The village of Westport flourished with a cosmopolitan flavor as merchants outfitted wagon trains headed to the Spanish and Mexican settlements. Everyday, more and more people began their westward journey in Westport and as the town grew, the foundation for Kansas City was laid. Today, Westport is a thriving community where people live and shop in many of Westport’s original buildings. Although the reason why people flood to Westport has changed in the past 150 years, the energy and vitality of the district remain the same!

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