Trip Planner:   USA  /  Missouri  /  Jackson  /  McKendree Chapel

McKendree Chapel, Jackson

#88 of 117 in Historic Sites in Missouri
Church · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
McKendree Chapel, also known as Old McKendree Chapel is a historic chapel located at Jackson, Missouri. It is a log cabin style chapel that was built in 1819 and is known as the oldest Protestant church standing west of the Mississippi River. The church was organized in July 1809. Adjacent to the church is the cemetery.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, with a boundary increase in 2006.
Plan to see McKendree Chapel and other attractions that appeal to you using our Jackson trip builder site.
Create an itinerary including McKendree Chapel
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

McKendree Chapel reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
16 reviews
  • Quiet little place to tour, and have some individual prayer time. This is a nice location for a family reunion, or a wedding. Well maintained buildings and grounds.  more »
  • This is a beautiful old church that looks like it has withstood the test of time. It's been well preserved for future generations to enjoy. The grounds are pretty, too!  more »
  • The oldest surviving non-Roman Catholic church, still in sporadic use, west of the Mississippi River is a wonderful and reflective place. While short on amenities and comfort, McKendree Chapel is long on contemplative beauty and character. It is quite popular as a wedding and/or photo venue. There is an outhouse/rest room away from the building. Parking is limited and on gravel. In rough weather, because of water accumulation, your vehicle could get stuck in the resulting mud as happened when I was there (not my vehicle). Nevertheless, worth a visit. A caretaker lives nearby.
  • Such a beautiful place. Had our engagement photos taken here.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance