National Frontier Trails Museum

About Us

The National Frontier Trails Museum is a history museum, interpretive center, and research library dedicated to telling the rich history of America’s principle, pioneering trails, including the Oregon, Santa Fe and California trails. We're located in Independence, Missouri, a key starting point for hundreds of thousands of pioneers who risked their livelihoods for a new life in the American West.

Hours & Admission

Monday Saturday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

12:30 - 4:30 p.m.


The museum is located south of the Historic Independence Square, 3.3 miles north of I-70.

Adults: $6
Seniors (62 and older): $5
Youth (6-17): $3
Children 5 and younger are free

For group fees, contact us at (816) 325-7575