About the Bushwhacker Museum
The Bushwhacker Museum takes great pride in preserving the memories of Vernon County, Missouri, and is widely regarded as one of the premier small town museums in the Midwest. No one else tells the history of this county and the unique stories that happened only here. See those stories of the Missouri/Kansas border come to life as you and your entire family learn about and experience the history of the Osage Indians, the Civil War and the Bushwhackers, railroads, the state hospital and the Weltmer Institute of Magnetic Healing. While you’re here, see the historic Vernon County jail and the sheriff’s home, which was built in 1871 and once described as a “dungeon of medieval malevolence.” There’s something for all ages and all levels of curiosity. The Bushwhacker Museum will satisfy your family’s love of history and be a tour you won’t forget!