Museums / Historical Sites


Clay County Archives & Historical Library
The Clay County Archives and Historical Library procures, preserves, restores, studies and promotes manuscripts, instruments, records, characters, evidence and documents of a public or private nature that may have statistical, legal or historical significance to Clay County, Missouri, its government or residents.

Clay County Museum & Historical Society
Honoring the past, living in the present and preparing for the future. The Clay County Museum has rotating galleries of various historical artifacts relating to Clay County, Missouri.

Garrison School Cultural Center
The Clay County African American Legacy, Inc. was founded in 2000 during the Kansas City 150th annual "Celebration of the Heart." The primary focus of the organization is improving the quality of life for citizens by educating adults, and especially youth, of the cultural diversity that exists in the Northland.

Liberty Jail Historic Site
Originally built in 1833, the Liberty Jail was the site where Latter-Day Saints Prophet and leader Joseph Smith and five others were held for approximately five months awaiting trial during the winter of 1838-1839. Today, visitors can tour the historic site and learn more about Joseph Smith's life and his time at the Liberty Jail. 

Jesse James Bank Museum
The Jesse James Bank Museum was the site of the nation's first successful daylight peacetime bank robbery. While the robbers were never caught, the crime was attributed to the infamous James Gang. Visitors will see the bank as it was in 1866. Period furnishings fill the room and one becomes immersed in the story of the robbery as told by the bank teller. 

Mt. Memorial Cemetery
Learn about the history of "The Old Graveyard" where some of Liberty's most famous residents are buried.


Garrison School Cultural Center


Liberty Jail Historic Site


Jesse James Bank Museum