Union Cemetery Now Open for Cremains Inurnment! Two beautiful new columbariums. 32 total niches. Located on the south end of the cemetery, overlooking the Kansas City skyline.
Call the cottage or email kfewell@uchskc.org for more information.

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"Historical Epitaphs, Voices from the Past" is a theatrically enhanced guided evening tour of Kansas City's oldest public burial ground, Union Cemetery.

Coffee and dessert will be provided by The Wild Way Coffee as you're guided through the tombstones. Visitors enjoy in-depth story telling by some of KC's best local actors portraying some of Kansas City's most unforgettable citizens, buried right at your feet!

New Union Cemetery T-Shirts Have Arrived!
Wear an original design by Union Hill artist Marcello Mesquita!
Many 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. 

Office & Visitor Center Hours
Thursday from 10:30a to 1:30pm, Friday from 11a-2p
Saturday & Sunday:  2p-5p
*PayPal & all major credit cards accepted*

    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.