Clay County Historic Sites | Kids Out and About Kansas City

Clay County Historic Sites

21216 Jesse James Farm Road
Kearney , MO , 64060
Phone: 816-736-8502
39° 23' 32.7588" N, 94° 19' 15.5172" W
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Clay County, Missouri
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From Jesse James' history and museums to historic homes and farmsteads, Clay County, MO, is home to a storied past that will keep any history buff entertained. Visit the birthplace of the infamous Jesse James in Kearney or the Liberty bank where he and his gang perpetrated the first successful daylight bank robbery in US history. Explore Excelsior Springs, Missouri, a town founded because of its rich mineral waters. Along with the big names and unique destinations, Clay is home to many preserved historic sites that offer a unique glimpse back into American history. Add these experiences to your itinerary to take a step back in time in Clay County.

Jesse James Birthplace              Hours:  June-August    9-4 daily    remainder of the year    Mon-Sat 9-4, Sun 12-4

Jesse James Bank Museum      Hours:   Mon-Sat  10-4

Historic Pharis Farm                    Open during special events and regularly schedule children's events

Historic Mt. Gilead School          Available for field trips  

Historic Mt. Gilead Church          Available for rental and regularly scheduled special events

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