Jesse James Birthplace
Plan Your Visit


  • Memorial Day – Labor Day – We are open seven days a week, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • The remainder of the year
    • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday – Saturday
    • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sundays
  • Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter.
  • The last guided tour of the day is at 4:00 pm.
  • The museum and birthplace cabin are handicap accessible.


Admission Fees

Adults $8.50
Seniors (62 & over) $7.50
Children age 8 – 15 $5.00
Under 8 Free

A minimum of fifteen people is required for group rates.
Group rates (15 or more)
Adult group rate $7.50
Senior group rate $6.50
Child group rate $4.00

Call (816)736-8500 in advance to schedule group tours.

If you must cancel a tour, please contact or leave a voice mail message at (816) 736-8500, within 24 hours of your planned visit.


Location and Directions

Jesse James Birthplace Museum
21216 Jesse James Farm Road
Kearney, Missouri 64060

We are conveniently located just 4 miles northeast of I-35 at the Kearney, Missouri exit (take US Hwy 92 east through the town of Kearney, then north on Jesse James Farm Road).

From Interstate 35:
Exit 26 east on MO-92 through Kearney, then north on Jesse James Farm Road.

Parking – RVs and semi-trailer cabs can fit through our gate. Semis with trailers can be dropped at the local truck stop in Kearney.



Comfortable accommodations are located in Kearney and in the Kansas City area.

Kearney, Missouri

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Contact us with any questions, and to plan a group tour

Elizabeth Gilliam Beckett
Clay County Historic Sites Manager
21216 Jesse James Farm Road
Kearney, MO  64060

Kerrie Beisel
Historic Sites Specialist II
21216 Jesse James Farm Road
Kearney, MO  64060