"We're excited you found our wonderful city! There are many exciting things to do and experience. First, check out this web site to discover the numerous activities going on July 3rd and 4th. You can also visit the Downtown Jefferson City website (see below) for information about the many merchants that are here to serve you. If you're interested in tours, check out the links below to the Missouri State Capitol Building, Lohman's Landing, and the Historic Missouri State Penitentiary.
Again, welcome to Jefferson City...and enjoy your visit!
Mayor Carrie Tergin
Beautiful Downtown Jefferson City, Missouri provides a central gathering place for entertainment, civic life and commerce and truly is the heart of our #JCMO community.
The unique combination of preservation of history and place, progressive attitudes and local entrepreneurship, make Downtown Jefferson City a great place to see, shop, dine, drink, learn and LOVE.
Upon arriving in Jefferson City, visitors are captivated by the majestic Missouri River and tree lined bluffs. Missouri’s capital city, Jefferson City’s beauty shines not only through its natural landscape, but also through the many historic buildings and special landmarks. The Missouri State Capitol, Supreme Court Building, Governor’s Mansion and charming Downtown are just a few of the architectural treasures that anchor this unique community, a real gem tucked away in the heart of the nation. Aside from the many museums to explore, fine cuisine, quaint boutiques and beautiful parks are just waiting to be discovered. Come see for yourself why Jefferson City was chosen as “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town!” Watch our winning video here.
Come tour this unique historic landmark that's 100 Years Older than Alcatraz!
Missouri State Penitentiary
115 Lafayette St
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Toll Free: 866.998.6998
Dominating the skyline in all directions, Missouri's state Capitol is a monument to her citizens. The building rests upon a limestone bluff on the south bank of the Missouri River. It is 437 feet long and 300 feet wide at its center. The top of the dome towers 262 feet above the basement floor. The building, which covers three acres and has 500,000 square feet of floor space, is literally a museum of public art, remarkable not only for its quality and abundance, but as a faithful reflection of the themes, events and people of Missouri.
You can visit Jefferson Landing State Historic Site from March 1 through the first weekend in December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The site features the historic Lohman Building, built in 1839, and the Union Hotel, built in 1855. Visitors may see exhibits in both buildings. More information on the Lohman Building can be found here . A schedule of exhibits for the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery in the Union Hotel can be found here.