National Frontier Trails Museum

IMPORTANT - As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Frontier Trails Museum is currently closed to the public. We are working to reopen sometime in August 2021. Please stay tuned for details.

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.


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