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UNION CEMETERY AND THE UCHS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST. WE'LL RE-OPEN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST.

Thanks to all who attended "Historical Epitaphs, Voices from the Past" and PorchfestKC in October.  Watch for a new more interactive website coming soon!! 


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Food Truck Fridays return in 2020? Let us know what you think! Go to our facebook page to let us know if you'd like us to continue this event! facebook.com/unioncemeteryhistorical society kansas city.


Wear an original design by Union Hill artist Marcello Mesquita!
Black and white hats w/green stitching, t-shirts with bright colors and sizes for both men and women available!
 Long Sleeve tees, sweatshirts and tote bags also for sale.
Your purchase of any of these items includes a tax-deductible donation to the UCHS, helping preserve, protect Union Cemetery for future generations.


 Visitor Center and Gift Shop Hours
Thursday and Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm

*PayPal & all major credit cards accepted*





THE HISTORY OF THE UNION CEMETERY OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
    Founded in 1857, Union Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Kansas City, MO, and is the final resting place of over 55,000 souls. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the land was originally claimed and plotted out to be the cemetery for both the town of Westport and the town of Kansas (now Kansas City). Many famous and historically significant individuals are buried in the Cemetery, without whom, Kansas City would not be what it is today. Veterans from every war from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War are also buried here, including those who fought for both sides during the Civil War. The Cemetery maintains a strong military identity, honoring those who served our country.

    Today, Union Cemetery is located just south of Crown Center and east of the Liberty Memorial, and is open to the public, maintained by both the Kansas City Parks Department and the Union Cemetery Historical Society.


The Union Cemetery Historical Society (UCHS) was founded in 1984 as a 501c3 organization to restore, maintain and preserve the history of the land and those who will eternally rest here.

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