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Jesse James Bank Museum

103 N Water St, Liberty, MO 64068-1736
+1 816-736-8510
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I love this place because it has so much history! The robbery actually happened here! It's great... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Liberty, Missouri
via mobile
Great for history fans

Interesting tour of the small bank where the James gang did their first bank robbery on Feb 13... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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103 N Water St, Liberty, MO 64068-1736
+1 816-736-8510
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I love this place because it has so much history! The robbery actually happened here! It's great for history lovers, or someone wanting to learn a little about their city!

Thank 330patriciae
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Interesting tour of the small bank where the James gang did their first bank robbery on Feb 13, 1866. As the tour guide explained, it was most likely Frank James and Arch Clement that came into the bank while the rest of the gang were...More

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Kind of pricey at $6.50 but the tour giver was very informative . was a one room bank and the story behind the robbery is excellent. Original safe still there.

Thank spfldeater
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this and it was so interesting learned so much about Jesse James family. It is well kept and very friendly staff. Definately a must see. Loved it

Thank 19,661,963
Reviewed 17 September 2016

If your into the Old West this is a great stop. To stand in the same exact bank that Jesse James robbed is quite an experience. It is small and there are a few exhibits and artifacts to see also. Plan on one hour or...More

Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Enter this old building and step back in time. The site, once the Clay County Saving Association, was the scene of America's first daylight bank robbery on Feb. 13, 1866. Exactly a century later, it became a museum, with the original vault still in place....More

1  Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

A nice small museum and tour. Good information. Friendly staff. A decent hour or less worth of information.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Jesse James Bank Museum is a unique experience. I learned more about the first daylight robbery then I knew from the movies. Family friendly and very interesting. Staff was very nice and helpful.

Reviewed 11 July 2016

The tours are run by the same person that runs the gift shop so the hours are strange for the tours. You have to wait for them to finish with their last tour before they return to the gift shop. By the time that happened...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Bummer.... we walked to it after our trip to the jail, and found that they're closed on Sundays. We could only see in the windows of the gift shop, which was a bummer.

Thank Grace C
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