Unravel the myth of the Bushwhacker-outlaw at this former mercantile store, robbed by Frank James during the Civil War.


Hours

By appointment only.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Museum staff needs advanced notice for tours because of the museum's living history component.

Contact Information

417 Doniphan Street
Missouri City, MO 64072
Phone: 816-750-4380

Location Type

Museum
National Register of Historic Places
Battlefield

Site Info

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Giftshop
Group Tours
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In May 1863, Lou McCoy was arrested by Yankee soldiers for aiding the soldiers of the Confederacy. She was separated from her children and forced to walk many miles to the Liberty Arsenal. Here she was placed on a steamboat and transported to Saint Joseph Missouri for incarceration. Women in the 1860's are not forced to submit to such outrageous treatment. Her husband asked Captain Wm. Clarke Quantrill for aid. Frank James would be a member of the troop sent to enact vengeance upon the Yankee soldiers. Thus begins the first action of Frank as a Partisan Ranger.

Documents

Frank James Bank Museum Brochure - Download (152 KB)

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