Ft. Osage National Historic Site

Fort Osage National Historic Site is located in Sibley, Missouri, a few miles north of Buckner and ten miles east of Independence (take US Highway 24). Operating under the auspices of Jackson County, Missouri, Parks and Recreation, and administered by Heritage Museums and Programs Division, it is a premier example of a reconstructed frontier fort. Later a stop on the Santa Fe Trail, it has been recognized by many organizations that preserve the history of the area, for its connection to the Expedition of Discovery of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, its years of operation as a trade house and military presence, its connections with the early French traders and the Osage peoples, and its importance to the Santa Fe Trail itself.

A number of special events throughout the year draw thousands of visitors, including a twice-yearly flint knap-in and a Christmas open house.

The Fort is a great favorite with schoolchildren across the region. It attracts guests from all fifty states and many foreign countries, including Canada, Mexico, Russia, Germany, France, Japan, India, Ireland, Scotland and England.

You are most welcome to join us. See also:

History of the Fort

Living History Programs

For more information, contact:

Fort Osage National Historic Site

Sibley, Missouri



Jackson County Parks and Recreation

22807 Woods Chapel Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015


Last Updated on October 24, 2005

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