Explore History in Liberty MO

From the nearby battlefields of the Civil War to the legendary story of a religion's leader being jailed, the Nation's second oldest incorporated town west of the Mississippi River is home to more stories than we can count. 

Plan your trip to visit and explore the history of Liberty, Missouri. 

  1. Armstrong School

    Liberty History Highlight - Liberty's Early Schools

    Prior to 1871, the only education provided in Liberty was through private schools, but only few could afford to pay the subscription fees. Learn more about the evolution of Liberty's public schools in this Liberty History Highlight. Read the full blog here »
  2. Clay Seminary

    Liberty History Highlight - Clay Seminary

    Early Liberty citizens placed a high value on the education of their young people, and even though it was unusual for the times, that included educating their daughters. Learn more about Clay Seminary for Young Ladies in this Liberty History Highlight. Read the full blog here »
  3. Museums Tour Blog

    Explore the Museums in Liberty, MO

    No matter the weather outside, museums are the perfect activity to keep you busy during every season. Learn more about Liberty through the last 200 years with the help of the Clay County Museum, Jesse James Bank Museum and the Liberty Jail! Read the full blog here»
  4. Spot to stop Garrison School

    Spot to Stop: The Garrison School

    African-American residents established the Garrison School in 1877. Today, the Clay County African American Legacy Inc. has transformed many of the classrooms into special collections and art galleries to celebrate the African American culture. Read the full blog here »
  5. Bittersweet Apothecary

    Five Locally Owned Shops to Check Out This Weekend

    Wanting to support local businesses but don't know where to start? We've curated a list of five local stops to check out this weekend! Read the full blog here »
More from the Visit Liberty Blog
  1. Plan Your Stay

    Stay in Liberty

    Check out all of the hotels, motels, inns and RV parks Liberty has to offer! Learn more »
  2. Home2 Suites

    Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Located on Rte. 291 near I-35, Home2 is just three miles from downtown Liberty! This hotel is pet-friendly and each room has a kitchen, perfect for families in town for a tournament at Capitol Federal® Sports Complex of Liberty. Learn more »
  3. The Burns Family Farm

    The Burns Family Farm

    In 1950, William and Anna Mae Burns purchased a farmhouse in Liberty to raise their growing family. Today, the farmhouse is available to short term guests looking for a little quiet that's conveniently close to Liberty's amenities. More information»
  4. Marriott Townplace Suites

    TownePlace Suites by Marriott

    Surrounded by shopping and dining in Liberty Commons, TownePlace Suites is the perfect location to see everything in Liberty! Plus easy access to I-35 makes it easy to explore all of Kansas City. Learn more »
  5. Belvoir Winery and Inn

    Belvoir Winery & Inn

    In search of somewhere unique to stay? Check out Belvoir Winery! This historic inn located just off 291 on Odd Fellows Road offers a beautiful and relaxing environment in a great location for exploring Liberty! Read more»

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