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Battle of Westport

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TYPE: History
LOCATION/DISTRICT: Country Club Plaza Area
ADDRESS: 4000 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64111
PHONE: 816-561-1821
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Many signs and placards commemorating some aspect of the Battle of Westport are present throughout Kansas City today. The main memorial for the battle is located in the Sunset Hill neighborhood just south of the Country Club Plaza. The center of the main battlefield comprises present-day Loose Park, the memorial is at the southern end of Loose Park, along West 55th Street.

A Battle of Westport driving tour starts in Westport at Kelly's Westport Inn, the oldest standing building in Kansas City. It consists of a series of placards, one at each stop, giving both a detailed history of what occurred there and directions to the next stop. Stops along the self-guided tour include the Wornall House, which served as a hospital during the battle, and Forest Hill Cemetery.

Follow the Oct. 21-23, 1864, battle between General Price's Rebels and General Curtis' Kansas Militia on a self-guided tour. Maps available at Harris Kearney House.

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