Jackson County Parks + Rec will host its annual Sibley Cemetery Tour on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The tour will take place at the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, highlighting notable internments in the area’s most historic cemetery.
The Sibley Cemetery is the oldest in Jackson County and the oldest Euro-American cemetery in Western Missouri, offering the perfect setting for learning about our early history.
The cost of the tour is included with $8 adult admission fee and $4 admission fee for youth and seniors.
During the walking tour, our professional staff and volunteers will offer insight into the gravesites of soldiers from Fort Osage, Fort Atkinson and Nebraska, as well as area residents well into the 20th century. Light refreshments will be served for those attending.
The Fort Osage National Historic Landmark is owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec, the third-largest county park system in the country on 22,000 acres. Services at the site include a museum, year-round living history programs, historic cemetery, curriculum-based education programs for elementary through middle school students, meeting space and a gift store.
For additional details, including directions, visit MakeYourDayHere.com/FortOsage.