Fort Osage to reopen to the public after fire

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark News Release

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
107 Osage Street
Sibley, MO 64088
(816) 650-3278

Jackson County (Missouri) Park + Rec is happy to report that Fort Osage National Historic Landmark will re-open to the public on Tuesday, February 27, after a fire last Sunday caused its temporary closing while damages could be assessed.

​Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec, was closed temporarily after sustaining damage from a grass fire. Fire crews from multiple agencies, including Ft. Osage, Independence, Sni Valley, Central Jackson County, Liberty, and Wellington-Napoleon, responded to the scene around 5 p.m. Sunday. An investigation is underway to determine how and where the grass fire started, but firefighters say high winds and dry weather conditions caused the fire to spread to the historic landmark. An initial assessment by Parks + Rec staff has determined that three buildings and a fence at Fort Osage sustained damage.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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