301 S Bynum Road, Lone Jack MO 64070 (southeast of Kansas City)
Confederate victory here Aug. 16, 1862 here was perhaps the most costly in Missouri in terms of loss-of-life. Confederate control of the area was short-lived. They withdrew when a larger Union contingent approached. The museum houses artifacts from the battle and a series of dioramas highlight area Civil War events. The cemetery on the site holds the remains of the soldiers who died in the battle (both sides) plus trenches and monuments.
Open March-October Wednesday–Saturday 10 am–4 pm; Sunday 1–4 pm (March-October), Open Friday-Sunday other times. $5/adult.
Battle of Carthage State Historic Site • Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site • Battle of Lexington State Historic Site • Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site (Fort Davidson) • Battle of Westport • Centralia Battle/Massacre • Confederate Memorial State Historic Site • Fort D Park • Lone Jack Battlefield Museum and Soldier’s Cemetery • Missouri Civil War Museum • U.S. Grant National Historic Site • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield