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Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum

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The museum occupies a Federal Empire Victorian brick mini-mansion modeled in various architectural details after the Missouri Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City. Every piece of furnishing in the home, dating from 1840 to c. 1900, has a Platte County history. The first level includes a parlor; sitting room with bronze marble fireplace; dining room with double sliding wood-on-wood hand-grained doors; kitchen with a German tongue and groove wood ceiling; and latticed back porch. A curved staircase made of walnut and mahogany leads you to the second floor where there are four bedrooms. Another staircase connects the second floor and  basement, which once contained a cooking area, dining area, wine cellar, cistern room, wash area, and workroom. The basement also houses the Platte County Historical Society’s genealogical library, archives and display areas.

 The museum has a rare Civil War collection of Col. Charles E. Sinnet, a Union soldier.

Open mid April – mid October. The museum hosts exhibits each summer. For more information, hours and event/exhibit announcements, call the museum phone at 816-431-5121. Admission: $5; younger than 12, free.


220 Ferrel St.
Platte City, MO 64079

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Cost Of Admission
Donations Accepted
Less Than $10
General Interest Info
Open Seasonally Only
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check