Visit Union Cemetery
We’re located just south of Crown Center and southeast of the National WWI Museum & Memorial in the historic Union Hill neighborhood. Strollers, dogs, skateboards, bikes, joggers & walkers are all welcome! Come enjoy Kansas City’s most serene & historic public park.
The Sexton’s Cottage serves as our visitors center & gift shop.
⦁ Cemetery Map & Self-Guided Tour (PDF)
Private Tours & Groups
Private tours are available upon request. Private tours allow you a special/sneak peek/in-depth with Historian and UCHS President Kevin Fewell. A donation of $25 is suggested to help support the cemetery. Field trips, schools, Boy/Girl Scouts, historical groups, and all are welcome!
Accessibility: Due to the historic nature of Union Cemetery, some might find terrain difficult or inaccessible. Please also keep in mind that some of the paths are not paved, and were designed for wagons and horses. We have done our best restore most sections of the cemetery, including recently repaving most of the historic roads from 1857. We welcome motorized scooters and service animals, but the Sexton’s Cottage does not have ramp access.
Find A Grave/Genealogy
Part of the work the Historical Society does is to preserve and digitize more than the 35,000 records which have been kept since 1857. We have currently finished digitizing records with last names A – Q. Click Here to go to our “Find an Ancestor” page. Consider donating to help the Historical Society continue this massive project to completion. In the meantime, however, please give us a call at (816) 472-4990 during opening hours, or email our Historian and UCHS President, Kevin Fewell at: firstname.lastname@example.org