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Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum

217 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-252-1892
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A small fee to tour this jail and home. One of the James brothers was housed here. There are some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Redding, California

This is an interesting self-guided location. It has tidbits re: Frank and Jesse James and the... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
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Jail built in 1859, and operated as a county jail until 1933. The infamous Frank James was incarcerated here. Learn about the evolution of justice on the Missouri frontier.
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  • Very good56%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
217 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-252-1892
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A small fee to tour this jail and home. One of the James brothers was housed here. There are some good displays in here.

Thank Beverly2505
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is an interesting self-guided location. It has tidbits re: Frank and Jesse James and the actual jail cells used at the time.

Thank camerica1st
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

If you love history or law enforcement or you just think old stuff is cool you'll like this place. It is small and self guided. It cost me $6 for myself and $3 for my 6 year old. The jail cells are cold, but they...More

Thank jeh15343
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Had a well spent 30 minutes at this small museum. If you take som time to read everything it's a nice collection of history. The tour is self guided, which I think suits this place well.

Thank Thomas1406
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was AWESOME. We had such a good time. It is a good history lesson for the area and if you like a little creepy and ghost talk this is the tour for you!!! We first did a horse drawn covered wagon ride that takes...More

1  Thank michelle2016OSU
Reviewed 1 September 2016

$5 to get in and do a self guided tour. I found it interesting and well set up. I recommend it as a cheap side attraction

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Self guided tour taking approximately 45 minutes. I would love to do the ghost tours at night. I have been here twice and it is very interesting. The person taking your money can give you information before you go on your tour to give you...More

2  Thank Kristie H
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I took my Grandson here to take a break from Pokemon hunting on the Independence Square and it was quite a treat. I only paid $9 for both of us and it took us around 45 minutes to complete the self guided tour. Interesting.

2  Thank pdonnici88
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It's an interesting place to visit. We enjoyed the ghost tour. They have wagon rides near by and some nice historical homes.

Thank mckapke
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting small museum in the heart of downtown Independence MO, featuring small town life of 150 years ago and providing details about the curious lives of the James brothers, Jesse and Frank and the jail cell that held FrankJames as if he were royalty...More

1  Thank RNMBAJD
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