Bushwhacker Museum and Jail

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-Oct. 31: Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Admission: Adults, $5; ages 12-17, $2; younger than 12, $1

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Open Seasonally
May — October
Wednesday   10:00AM — 04:00PM
Thursday   10:00AM — 04:00PM
Friday   10:00AM — 04:00PM
Saturday   10:00AM — 01:00PM
212 W. Walnut
Nevada, MO 64772

Additional Information

Open Seasonally Only
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Wi-Fi Available
This Facility Is On The National Register Of Historic Places
ADA Fully Compliant
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
No Smoking
All Ages
Historic District
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Less Than $10
Personal Check
Travelers Checks
AAA Discount
Reservations Not Required
Advance Contact Requested

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