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Liberty Jail Historic Site

216 N Main St, Liberty, MO 64068-1629
+1 816-781-3188
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Great historic Church site

Great little tour and visit to historic site for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
A TripAdvisor Member
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Absolutely wonderful visit!

We absolutely loved our visit to this historical site. The folks there were so knowledgeable about... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Vicki A
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Brunswick, Md.
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216 N Main St, Liberty, MO 64068-1629
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"joseph smith"
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"piece of history"
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"history lesson"
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"worth a stop"
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"great information"
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"mormon faith"
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"great tour"
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Great little tour and visit to historic site for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Provides an insight into the history of Joseph Smith’s time incarcerated there. I was a little disappointed that it’s a reconstructed jail as the original was destroyed and...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

We absolutely loved our visit to this historical site. The folks there were so knowledgeable about the history and shared so much great information with us. We absolutely suggest you make this a stop.

Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

I guess we didn't read much about this before going because we thought it was a historic jail as the name implies. It turns out that the Church of Latter Day Saints owns this site and has built a "replica" of the original jail. The...More

2  Thank StaceyM1
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

This 1830's jail reconstruction is on the original site in the center of a liberty neighborhood. The reconstruction is open on the back side to show how prisoners were held in an almost dark lower level accessable only thru a hole in the upper floor...More

2  Thank Steve J
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

An incredible historical landmark with free guided tour in clean, modern facility with lovely knowledgeable tour guides. Gave us such a perspective of inhumane treatment of "criminals". We thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

1  Thank WhitneyMcq
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The liberty Jail was built with two layers of timbers and filled with rocks between the walls. It looked to be quite discouraging for anyone planning a prison break. The "Dungeon" had a short ceiling that made it so that prisoners could not stand up...More

2  Thank caribcruiser2015
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Wonderful exhibits, great information, educational and heart felt. Very friendly to answer questions and videos also available to view.

Thank Randy P
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

While on a trip to baby Nauvoo made a quick stop at old liberty jail. This is a Saloum place. Men were put in jail for worshiping God. This is one reason our ancestors left England freedom of religion but Joseph Smith and his followers...More

1  Thank chowdog101
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Place is cool and full of information the staff is knowledgeable and I learned alot about the Morman movement and beginnings

4  Thank Gabby0825
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

This is an LDS visitors center and the jail is a reconstruction. It was definitely worth the stop. The history that we think we know is accurate but there are details that you just don't get to see and hear until you visit and actually...More

2  Thank Armymomof3
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Response from Jonell N | Reviewed this property |
Plan on about 30 minutes. 15-20 for an opening presentation. 10 minutes or so to see the jail and listen to a small presentation in there.
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