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1859 Jail & Marshal's Home

  • 217 N. Main
  • Independence, MO 64050
  • (816) 252-1892

To truly unlock the history of criminals and everyday folk in the home and cells, we recommend a walk through the old lock down and a stroll through the big house. You can see the cell where Frank James lived for six months, the home where the Marshal's family lived and touch the mighty limestone and tremendous iron doors guarding each cell. Find out the true meaning of "Frontier Justice" within these walls. And if that doesn't quite satisfy your appetite for penal history we have our very own book about the building's history including lots of information about the people held in the cells, the Marshals who inhabited the home and the changes in decor over the years."