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Johnson County Historical Society Complex

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Experience history in the original county seat! At the complex you can visit the 1838 County Courthouse, 1913 one-room schoolhouse, Johnson County Museum and the Mary Smiser Heritage Library. The County Courthouse has carefully been restored to it’s original specifications in 1965. The building served as the site of the famous 1870 Old Drum Trial that inspired the phrase “Man’s Best Friend.” Learn more about the trial and the history of Johnson County and neighboring area at the complex.


Tuesday   1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Thursday   1:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Saturday   1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
302 N. Main St.
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Cost Of Admission
Accepts Donations
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly