COVID-19 Travel Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Frontier Trails Museum will be closed through 2020.

Jackson County's first government building was constructed using slave labor. For more than 40 years, this was the only courthouse between Independence and the Pacific Ocean.

Harry S. Truman held court here in the 1930s, and the building also served as a Mormon mercantile.


Open Seasonally
May — September
Saturday   10:00AM — 04:00PM
107 W. Kansas Ave.
Independence, MO 64050

Additional Information

General Interest Info
Open Seasonally Only
Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Activities Within 10 Miles
Historic District
Biking / Walking Trails
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Activities On-site
Historic District