Come explore and discover Jefferson City!

Along with its historic portfolio, Jefferson City, Missouri has much to explore in the rolling hills that surround the incredible Missouri River. For those feeling a strenuous bike ride or a casual stroll, JCMO has activities for every level of outdoor enthusiast.

Missouri Governor's Mansion. Adobe Stock photo

February 9, 1844

After breakfast, 47-year-old Missouri Gov. Thomas Reynolds shut himself inside his office in the Governor’s Mansion and shot himself in the head. He won the governor’s office in 1840. Reynolds previously stablished a successful law practice in Fayette and served as Speaker of the House. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Jefferson City.