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1827 Log Courthouse


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You'll be fascinated by the history that fills this rudimentary structure, which for four eyars served as the last courthouse between Independence an the Pacific Ocean. If walls could talk, we'd be astounded at what these wll-worn logs could tell us, including the story of an angel who visited the courthouse in 1833. Served as a temporary courtroom for Harry Truman while the historic Jacksoun County courthouse was being remodeled.


Admission: free.
Hours: Apr-Oct, 10-4 Mon-Sun, Nov-Mar 10-2 Mon-Fri
Address: 107 West Kansas
Phone: 816-325-7431

Come visit us in Independence, Missouri

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Mormon Visitors Center

Learn about the key roles Mormons played in the early and tempestuous history of Independence. See rare artifacts, exhibits and artwork documenting the history and belief of the Saints. Of particular note is a two story mural entitled "The Second Coming of Jesus Christ."

Independence, MO Museums

Harry S. Truman Courtroom and Office

Restored office courtroom used by Truman while gresiding judge of county court in 1930s. Sound and light show, "The Man from Independence," on Truman'

Independence, MO Museums


National Frontier Trails Center

During America's expansion in the 1800

Independence, MO Museums

Truman Presidential Museum and Library

Multimedia and interactive exhibits on Truman Presidency. Artifacts and materials from Truman Administration. Oval Ofice reproduction. White House gallery. President and Mrs. Truman's gravesites in courtyard. Film on Truman presidency by award winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim. Children'

Independence, MO Museums

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