Lone Jack Battlefield Musuem

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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.



301 S Bynum Road, Lone Jack, MO 64070  View Map

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