Civil War  |  Historic Site

Battle Of Westport


6601 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64132, USA


The Battle of Westport, fought October 21-23, was the largest battle west of the Mississippi River and the decisive battle of Confederate Gen. Stirling Price's 1864 Missouri campaign. Directions guide the visitor to the first of twenty-five narrative markers on a 32-mile, self-guided automobile tour and a self-guided walking tour of Byram's Ford and the Big Blue Battlefield. Each marker provides directions to the next stop on the tour. A written brochure is available from the Battle of Westport Visitor Center. Tour brochures are also available at Wornall House Museum, 146 West Terrace; and Harris Kearney House, 4000 Baltimore.