Historic Sites / Civil War

Missouri's historic sites have been around a long time. But that doesn't mean you should take them for granted. Instead, soak up as many as you can. Famous cemeteries, Civil War battle sites, even the world's first skyscraper are all here for you to appreciate.

Truman Library Clerestory and Eternal Flame

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After Harry S. Truman grew up in Independence, leading the allied forces to victory in World War II seemed like the next logical step. And to think, the newspapers at first reported that he lost his election.

Jesse James Home Museum, St. Joseph

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Archeologists and treasure hunters have been searching the Missouri countryside for Jesse James' buried riches. Meanwhile, above ground, the lore of his life and mystery surrounding his death is definitely present.

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

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Samuel Clemens was born in Missouri. Then, he penned under the name Mark Twain and changed Hannibal, Missouri into America's Hometown with classic literary characters like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Republic

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Missouri found itself smack dab in the middle of the Civil War in the middle of the 19th century. Revisit the famous battlegrounds and cemeteries to put yourself back there - a defining time in our nations history.