Civil War Battle of Westport Sesquicentennial Event

CIVIL WAR - BATTLE OF WESTPORT

TRAILSIDE CENTER OPEN HOUSE

9901 Holmes Road

Kansas City, MO 64131

816-942-3581

WHERE:  Trailside Center is on the southeast corner of 99th and Holmes, K.C., MO.  Four long blocks north of I-435/Holmes. 

WHO:  The public is invited to the Trailside Center, especially those interested in Civil War history; the Westport 1864 room; the famous Watt’s Mill site, from 1830-1860s; Trails History – California-Oregon-Santa Fe; also including a tour of an official Missouri Tourist information Center.

WHAT:  FREE ENTRY, FREE PARKING, FREE AIR CONDITIONING, FREE “TRAILS” REFRESHMENTS, FREE “TRAILS” EXHIBITS AND SPEAKERS.

WHY:  To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Westport, “The Gettysburg of the West”.  The battle was fought in late October, 1864, in the area of current Loose Park.  Troops belonging to Major General Sterling Price of the Confederate States of America (CSA) battled with Union troops under Major Generals Samuel Curtis and Alfred Pleasonton.  This was the longest Army expedition in both time and miles traveled by American troops.