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


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4000 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-561-1821

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Historic Home

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The Westport Historical Society celebrates the lively history of Westport and its first citizens. Visit to step back in time to an earlier day when Westport and the Town of Kansas were on the nation’s frontier.

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 reasons people flood to Westport have changed in the past 150 years, the energy and vitality of the district remain the same!


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