About Fort Osage
Step back in time, back to when Missouri was way out West in the wilderness, and experience the lives of the men and women who secured the American frontier.
Built in 1808, under the direction of William Clark, co-leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Fort served a dual role. It was both a military garrison and trade center.
Overlooking the Missouri River, this historic site has been reconstructed to portray Fort Osage as it was in 1812. Authentically attired interpreters provide living-history insights into the daily life of both the military and civilian populations.
Driving Directions From Kansas City
Take 24 Highway east to Buckner, Missouri. Turn north at Sibley Street (BB Highway) and travel 2-3 miles, while watching carefully for directional signs. Drive through Sibley following the signs to Fort Osage.