Bushwhacker Museum and Jail
7
212 W. Walnut
Nevada, MO 64772
Phone: 417-667-9602
Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Latitude: 37° 50' 21"
Longitude: -94° 21' 29"

The Bushwhacker Museum, housed in a renovated 1920s garage and Ford agency, is a regional history center serving as a repository of more than 150 years of Vernon County history. In the circa 1860 stone jail, visitors experience the cell-room of medieval malevolence, and visit the restored sheriff's home.

Learn why the Osage Indian tribe welcomed the first white settlers and why the tribe eventually left the region. Discover why Federal troops during the Civil War called Nevada, The Bushwhacker Capital. Find out how the community survived and thrived. See what life was like for the POWs at Camp Clark during WWII.

Open May 1-October 31. Admission: Adults $5; ages 12-17, $2; younger than 12, $1.

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GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open seasonally only
  • gift / souvenir shop
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • ADA fully compliant
SMOKING POLICY
  • No Smoking
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • tweens (age 6-12)
  • teens (13-18)
  • adults (18+)
  • senior adults (55+)
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • historic district
PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
  • pets are not allowed
RATES
  • less than $10
TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
  • Cash
  • Personal Check
  • Travelers Checks
DISCOUNTS OFFERED
  • AAA discount
GROUP POLICY
  • advance contact required
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