Jesse James Bank Museum, Liberty

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It was a cold and snowy February afternoon when a group of horsemen rode into Liberty, Missouri. After a short time, gunshots broke the winter silence as the men rode off with their loot leaving one young college student dead and the town in shock.



The Jesse James Bank, located on the historic square in Liberty, Missouri, was the site of the nation’s first successful daylight peacetime bank robbery. While the robbers were never caught, the crime as attributed to the infamous James Gang.



Visitors see bank as it was in 1866. Period furnishings fill the room and one become immersed in the story of the robbery as told by the bank teller. As you peer into the original green vault you can imagine the fear felt by the two bank tellers. Among the furnishings, a rare Seth Thomas clock, set for the exact time and date of the robbery, February 13, 1866. Many photographs and other documents are on display for the public to view.
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  • Hey, just because you are a small museum doesn’t mean you’re small in interest. Going into the Jesse James Musuem takes you back to another time and a legendary era. After checking it out, there is a ...  more »
  • Traveling from Glendale, AZ. Made a point of stopping here on our exploits. 09172017. This was an enjoyable experience. The curator was personable and informative. We are glad we did this visit. Cost ...  more »
  • Very interesting museum at the edge of the town square. This was the bank the James gang held up and it was the first bank robbery in the US. The displays were interesting and our tour guide was excel...  more »
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  • Very little authenticity. A lot of supposition. Disappointed
  • You crybaby. You probably make that in hour. How much to go to the fake movies for a family of 4. $30,$40 after popcorn and drinks $50? And that is one room. This is the history of a man done wrong and his attributes to pay his debt to society.He was the 19th century robbin hood.
  • Located in Historic Downtown Liberty, Mo is the actual site and Bank Building of the first daylight sucessful peacetime Bank Robbery in United States History on February 13 1866. Jesse James gang has been credited for the robbery that left one college student dead.
  • The admission fee is way to much for what you get, $21.50 for our family of 4 and you get to see 2 rooms. We felt ripped off.
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