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Johnson County Courthouse

The original 1842 Johnson County Courthouse was the site of the 1870 Old Drum trial, famous for George Graham Vest's closing argument, known as "Tribute to a Dog." The oration is said to be the origin of the phrase "a dog is a man's best friend." By act of legislature, Old Drum is now Missouri's State Historic Dog!

Tours offered. A restored ca. 1907 one-room school and the Mary Miller Smiser Heritage Library and Johnson County Museum are adjacent. Admission: $5.


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302 N. Main St.
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Additional Information

Open Year-round
This Facility Is On The National Register Of Historic Places
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
No Smoking
All Ages
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Biking / Walking Trails
Service Animals Welcome
Pets On Leash Allowed
Less Than $10
Personal Check
Travelers Checks
Advance Contact Requested

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