Behind the 12 limestone jail cells once filled with Jackson County's rowdiest residents—like Confederate guerrilla leader William Clarke Quantrill and infamous outlaw Frank James—stands the brick building where the chain gangs were housed. Sentenced to hard labor six days a week, the men set out at sunrise and didn't return before nightfall. Today, visitors can tour the marshal's home and prison, which looks much the same as it did 100 years ago.

 
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Family Review of 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum

Away Travel Expert: Laura Tiebert
FamilyExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
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  • Stories about the chain gangs once housed here may be too harsh for young children.

Address:
114 S. Main St.
Independence, Missouri 64050
Parking: April 1 to October 31: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Adults USD5, seniors USD4.50, children 5-15 USD2, kids five and under free


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 816-252-1892
Fax: 816-461-1510
Neighborhood: East Metro
Price Information: Adults USD5, seniors USD4.50, children 5-15 USD2, kids five and under free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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