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Bushwhacker Museum

212 West Walnut Street

The Bushwhacker Jail is Nevada's oldest surviving building. It was one of the few  buildings not destroyed by federal militia, when they burned the town in 1863.

This building functioned as a jail from 1860 until 1960. It was restored for use as a museum in 1965, and entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.Constructed of native sandstone, the building is Federal in design. It consists of living quarters for the jailer's family, as well as cells for both men and women, and an exterior summer kitchen and garden.


Aneva Hiser

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
A very informative little place. There is a lot to be learned at this small museum located under the town library. Our tour guide had just started the job so her knowledge of the museum was a bit lacking although her jail knowledge was much broader The admission to both is only $5.00. I recommend it.

shawn s

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
Very interesting bit of Missouri history. The tour guide was well above average on his knowledge of the subject.

Gun Guys

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
Good Museum with a great staff, very friendly and helpful. The Bushwhacker Jail is really cool!

K Jordan

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Excellent museum! Jail is not to be missed.

ZoMbIe Vape

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

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