Location Lone Jack Battlefield Museum
301 S Bynum Road
Lone Jack, MO 64070
About the Historic Site
Over 2 sweltering August days in 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed on this ground in Lone Jack, Missouri. Today, the site features a soldiers cemetery and the only Civil War Museum in Jackson County, a point of much confrontation during the bloody conflict between the states.
This historic site is one of the few in which the soldiers who perished
during the battle are still buried in the field where the battle was
waged. The battlefield has been designated a National Cemetery.
The Lone Jack Civil War Museum, a unique round native stone structure
built in 1963, houses a variety of displays, including battle artifacts,
items of local history, photos of the men who fought at Lone Jack and
dioramas depicting the following:
The Battle of Lone Jack
The Battle of Westport
General Order Number 11
Quantrill's Burning of Lawrence
There is also a small research library. The City of Lone Jack operates
this 2-acre facility, under a cooperative agreement with Jackson County.
For more information, visit the Lone Jack Historical Society online.