Built in 1856, the Majors House is perhaps most famous for Majors’ ventures with the Pony Express and creating a commercial portal for the westward expansion of the United States. Majors also considered himself a foster father to Buffalo Bill Cody and gave him his first job.


Sat & Sun: Tours leave on the hour at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm

Adult $8
Age 60+ $6
Age 5-12 $5
Under age 5 - free

Contact Information

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: 816-444-1858

Location Type

Living History
Historic Home
National Register of Historic Places

Site Info

AC / Heating
Group Meeting Room
Group Tours

Built in 1856, the Alexander Majors House is a unique Kansas City landmark literally built on the state line. The house served as the base of operations on the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails for Russell, Majors and Waddell, a pioneer western transportation company. The company held a virtual monopoly over all government supplies freighted west of the Missouri River. In 1860 the men founded and operated the legendary Pony Express.

Today, guided tours take you through the period accurate house, where visitors learn about the personal and professional life of Alexander Majors, westward expansion and freighting, slavery in Missouri, and life on the Missouri-Kansas border.

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