1859 Jail, Marshal's Home, and Museum

Unlock the history of criminals and everyday folk in the home and cells with a walk through the old lock down and a stroll through the big house. See the cell where Frank James lived for six months, and the home where the Marshal's family lived. Touch the mighty limestone and tremendous iron doors guarding each cell. Find out the true meaning of "Frontier Justice" within these walls.

Jackson County Historical Society partners with Dusk 2 Dawn Paranormal Investigations for Paranormal experiences at the 1859 Jail about once a month. Contact Dusk to Dawn for more information.

Contact Information

217 N Main Street

Independence, MO 64050

Phone: 816-252-1892


Location Type

Historic Home


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