"Kearny former home of the infamous Jesse James" Kearney by asturnut

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If you're in the Kansas City area and interested in history, take a pleasant drive through the rolling green hills of northwestern Missouri for a detour to Kearny. Kearny is the former home of the notorious bank robber Jesse James. Visitors come from far and wide, as I have for many years since I was a child, to visit the James homestead. A small fee will gain visitors entrance to a small museum that houses James family memorabilia. There are sorts of interesting items on display, some of which are not a little shocking! (I'm not telling… you need to see if for yourself.) Similarly, a ticket is required for guided tours of the James' home. As a person who is fascinated by the past, I always find the tour of the home the most enjoyable part of my visit to Kearny.

Homepage of the museum and homestead: http://www.jessejames.org/

It is worth mentioning that although the museum and shop are handicap accessible, the James home is not.

  • Last visit to Kearney: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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