1859 Jail & Marshal's Home

1859 Jail & Marshal's Home

1859 Jail & Marshal's Home

To truly unlock the history of criminals and everyday folk in the home and cells, we recommend a walk through the old lock down and a stroll through the big house. You can see the cell where Frank James lived for six months, the home where the Marshal’s family lived and touch the mighty limestone and tremendous iron doors guarding each cell. Find out the true meaning of “Frontier Justice” within these walls. And if that doesn’t quite satisfy your appetite for penal history we have our very own book about the building’s history including lots of information about the people held in the cells, the Marshals who inhabited the home and the changes in decor over the years.

Current Exhibit: Don’t miss the 1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home and Museum’s current exhibit: I Do! Wedding Traditions in Jackson County. In honor of Harry and Bess Truman’s 100th Wedding Anniversary on June 28, 2019, the 1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home and Museum are exploring wedding traditions in Jackson County. Exhibit opens June 27 and ends Sept. 3, 2019. Available with regular museum admission.

Location and Directions

217 N. Main
Independence MO 64050
(816) 252-1892