Historic Sites

Masks will be required for entry and when engaging with any personnel at our sites.

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

Panoramic image of Fort Osage historic buildings

Venture back to the early 19th Century at Fort Osage, a combined military garrison/trading post that served as the gateway to the West. In 1808, William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame built the fort as the first outpost in the Louisiana Purchase.

Missouri Town 1855

Woman tending to garden at historic Missouri town

This living history museum, featuring more than 25 buildings dating from 1822 to 1860 and interpreters in period clothing, depicts the daily life of a small Missouri community.

 

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County Plays Vital Role in U.S. History

Jackson County played a vital role in the history of the United States. In the early 1800s, the area that would eventually become Jackson County served as a gateway for explorers and pioneers venturing into the West.

Jackson County Historical Society

Visit the Historical Society online. Other Historic Sites:

For Teachers

Teacher's Guide:  Download the Teacher's Guide to Missouri Town 1855 and Fort Osage(PDF, 1MB).
Field Trip Guide:  Download the Educational Experiences Packet