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Fort Osage


Missouri Town 1855


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 & Clark fame built the fort as the first outpost in the Louisiana Purchase.
  Experience life in mid-19th Century Missouri! This living museum, featuring more than 25 buildings dating from 1820 to 1860 and interpreters in period clothing, depicts the daily life of a Missouri farming community.

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.

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Jackson County Historical Society

Other Historic Sites:

Cave Springs Historic Site & Nature Center

Lone Jack Civil War Battlefield


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Download the "Teacher's Guide" to Missouri Town 1855 and Fort Osage (PDF)


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