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Alexander Majors Historic House & Museum

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TYPE: History
LOCATION/DISTRICT: Southeast
ADDRESS: 8201 State Line Rd. Kansas City, MO 64114
PHONE: 816-444-1858

Price: Adults $5, children $2.
Hours: Open 1-4pm Sat.-Sun., Apr. 19-Dec. 7, Please call to confirm hours.

In the westward expansion of the 1850's, his firm's freighting operations were instrumental in bringing supplies to settlements and forts west of Kansas City. The prominence of Major's company attracted governmental and private shippers to Westport Landing, giving Kansas City a head start towards economic success. In addition to its Santa Fe Freight business, Majors started and operated the famous Pony Express.

The restored 1856 house sits with graceful distinction on a 5 acre park looking westward over what was then grazing prairie south of Kansas City. Constructed in 1856, Majors' 3,400 sq. ft. antebellum home in Kansas City is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Restored in 1984, the home features original white pine floors and millwork, as well as furnishing of the era. Also on the site are a blacksmith shop with large display of tools, Conestoga freighting wagons, buggies, etc. and herb and vegetable gardens.

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