Climb aboard an old west mule-drawn, covered wagon for an easy tour of the Independence Square, home of three historic “westward ho” trails.
Several historical itineraries are offered. They might include: two Civil War battle sites; the 1859 Jail that held Frank James; the slave-built 1827 courthouse; the home where Bess Truman was born; and Clinton’s Soda Fountain, where Harry Truman had his first job.
Crisscross two overlapping battlefields, where your driver points out what happened there; circle the Bingham-Waggoner estate, where the artist George Caleb Bingham destroyed a general with a paint brush; pass the 1879 train depot where Frank James stepped off of the train on his way to jail; roll through the wagon swales left in the ground by pioneer wagons going west.
Other possibilities include school field trips, group tours, and a chuck wagon feast may be included for groups of 15 or more (must plan in advance).
Live an adventure with every turn of the corner on our museum on wheels!
Note: address is the 1859 Jail and is the pick-up point for the historical tour.