Plan Your Visit

Jesse James Birthplace Tour Information and Hours


Memorial Day through Labor Day 9am – 4pm daily

Remainder of the year:
9am – 4pm Mon-Sat
12 pm – 4 pm Sun

Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving , New Year’s and Easter

Admission Fees

Adults $8.50
Seniors (62+) $7.50
Children (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 Rd
Kearney, Missouri 64060

Jesse James Birthplace Museum is located in Kearney, Missouri, which is 25 miles northeast of Kansas City, Missouri on Interstate 35. The Museum is located 4.5 miles east of interstate 35 (look for the signs!).

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.

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