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Historical Museum Guide for Missouri

A directory of Historical Museums in Missouri, categorized by county.

Taking a trip to Missouri?  A visit to these Missouri history museums and historic sites will allow you to soak up some local history and culture of early Missouri people.  Visit a historical museum and gain insight into the history of your Missouri ancestors and the way they lived.

Some history museums have virtual tours, photo galleries, place histories, genealogy research databases, historical documents and historic photos to view online.  We have included these so you can visit from the comfort of home.

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Adair County Museums Adair County Historical Society & Museum

[County History]

Operated by the Adair County Historical Society, the museum collects, preserves and displays artifacts related to the history of Adair County, MO.  Located at 211 South Elson Street in Kirksville, Missouri.

Coal Miners Museum and Novinger Log Homestead

[List of coal miners who worked in Novinger mines]

The museum is focused on the mining history of Novinger.  The museum features a simulated coal mine and blacksmith shop, antique farm tools, memorabilia from local businesses and a genealogical library for research.  Located at 804 Corrigan Avenue in Novinger, MO.

Museum of Osteopathic Medicine

The National Museum of Osteopathic Medicine is focused on the preservation and promotion of the history of osteopathy through collections and research.  The museum features the birthplace log cabin of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, M.D., D.O., founder of osteopathy and the original 2 room building of the American School of Osteopathy, founded in 1892.  Located at 800 W. Jefferson Street in Kirksville, MO.

Ruth W. Towne Museum & Visitors Center Home

The museum is devoted to educating visitors about the history of Truman State University.  Located on the campus of Truman State University at the corner of Franklin & Normal in Kirksville, MO.

 

Andrew County Museums Andrew County Historical Society & Museum

Operated by the Andrew County Historical Society, the museum collects, preserves and displays artifacts related to the history of Andrew County, MO.  Located at 202 East Duncan Drive in Savannah, Missouri.

 

Atchison County Museums

Tarkio Museum

Located at 402 Main Street in Tarkio, MO.

 

Audrain County Museums

Audrain County Historical Society and Museums

The following history museums are operated by the Audrain County Historical Society located at 501 S. Muldrow in Mexico, MO.

  1. American Saddlebred Horse Museum

    Once known as the Saddlebred Horse Capital of the World, Mexico, Missouri boasts this museum featuring equestrian memorabilia along with related history exhibits.

  2. Country Church

    Originally known as Prairie View Church, construction was completed in 1889.  It was moved to the grounds for the Audrain County Historical Society in 1998.

  3. Country School

    A 1903 One Room School House furnished in period style.

  4. Graceland Museum

    An 1857 antebellum mansion built by John P. Clark and visited by Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War.  Located in Robert S. Green Park in Mexico, Missouri.

Vandalia Area Historical Society and Museum

[Exhibits]  [Vandalia Early History]

The museum is located in the heart of the downtown area in a recently restored store-front building built by Vandalia's founder, Aaron McPike in 1876.  This building carries a long and significant history, but it now houses countless rare artifacts that "tells the story" of the many historical events in the community.  Yet more importantly, this museum "tells the story" of the many people that made these events occur and the lives they lead throughout these numerous generations of Vandalians.  Located at 112 S. Main in Vandalia, MO.

 

Barry County Museums Barry County Museum

The museum is focused on the history of Barry County, Missouri and features displays and artifacts which include a log cabin, the Black Schoolhouse, a 59 fire truck and many other historical items.  Located on Highway 112 South in Cassville, MO.

Golden Pioneer Museum on Facebook

The museum features a collections of Early American pattern glassware, Native American arrowheads and artifacts, minerals, pocket watches and Civil War artifacts.  Located in at the corner of Highway 86 & Highway J in Golden, MO.

 

Barton County Museums Barton County Historical Society and Museum

The museum is focused on the rich heritage of Barton County, Missouri.  The society features an interesting collection of historical items along with historic documents and publications of interest to those doing genealogical research.  The museum is housed inside the basement of the Barton County Courthouse located at 1004 Gulf Street in Lamar, MO.

Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site

Visitors are able to view the small house where Harry S. Truman, former President was born.  The house is furnished in period style.  Located at 450-498 E 11th Street in Lamar, MO.

 

Bates County Museums Bates County Historical Society and Museum

[Key Exhibits]

Housed inside the former Bates County Poor Farm, the museum is operated by the Bates County Historical Society and features exhibits of historic artifacts and items related to the history of Bates County, Missouri.  The society is in the process of restoring some historical buildings which have been moved to the site including 2 schoolhouses.  Located at 802 Elks Drive in Butler, MO.

Poplar Heights Farm

The living history farm and nature conservancy features a historic 1890s home, the barns and extensive landscaping.  Poplar Heights Farm is open to the public with programs, displays, demonstrations and a research library.  The house is furnished with period antiques and showcases rural life in Missouri at the turn of the 20th century.  Located at 208 North Delaware Street in Butler, MO.

 

Benton County Museums

Benton County Historical Society and Museum

[Virtual Tour]

The Benton County Museum is focused on the rich history of the Benton County area of Missouri.  Visitors will find exhibits of Railroad memorabilia, steamboat history, period rooms with vintage furnishings, military artifacts and other items of local historical significance.  Located at 1660 HIlltop Drive in Warsaw, MO.

Cole Camp Museum

[History]

Take a step back in time at the Cole Camp Museum.  The museum is designed to take visitors on a walk through the history of Cole Camp from it's geological beginnings to WWII.  Exhibits of historical artifacts used by local people of the Cole Camp area are on display.  Located at 108 South Maple Street in downtown Cole Camp.

Truman Dam / Visitors Center

Visitors will learn about the Truman Lake project and dam.   The Visitor's Center features exhibits about the archaeological fossils found in the area, information about the dinosaurs who once roamed the area, and early exploration and settlement of the Osage River Valley.  A spectacular view of the dam and lake can be seen from the Visitor's Center on top of Kaysinger Bluff along with some historic structures from the past.  Located at 29027 Visitors Center Road in Warsaw, MO.

 

Bollinger County Museums Bollinger Museum of Natural History

The Bollinger Museum of Natural History was created to preserve the natural, historical and artistic heritage of the Bollinger County area of Missouri.  Exhibits include the Missouri Dinosaur, fossils from all over the world, and historic artifacts of the area.  Located in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks at 207 Mayfield Drive in Marble Hill, MO.

 

Boone County Museums

Boone Junction History Village

New in the summer of 2007 is this docent guided tour of three historic structures in Boone County, Missouri.  These include the 1877 Maplewood House, the 1821 Gordon-Collins Cabin and the 1890 Easley country store.  Operated by the Boone County Historical Society at 3801 Ponderosa Street in Columbia, Missouri.

Centralia Historical Society Museum

Operated by the Centralia Historical Society, the museum is housed inside the 1904 Queen Anne Style house built by R. L. Hope, a Centralia pharmacist.  The lovely home is open for tours and features hand carved woodwork, stained glass windows and Victorian furnishings.  A collection of Civil War artifacts and memorabilia related to the Centralia Massacre is on display.  Located at 319 E. Sneed Street in Centralia, MO.

Friends of Rocheport Historical Museum

Exhibits include historical documents and artifacts from earlier eras in Rocheport, Missouri.  Located at First and Moniteau Streets in Rocheport, MO.

Maplewood Historic Home

A farm home built in 1877 by Slater Ensor Lenoir.  Located in the Frank G. Nifong Park, the home is only open for tours during certain times.  Be sure to check with the Boone County Historical Society for current days and times.

Missouri State Historical Society at Columbia

The Missouri state Historical Society features art and history exhibits at this location along with an enormous collection of historical documents and research materials for the researcher of Missouri genealogy and history.  Located at 1020 Lowry Street in Columbia, MO.

Stephens College Historic Costume Gallery

The Costume Museum & Research Library features 2 public exhibits of ethnic wear, everyday clothes of women, men and children.  Located at the Stephens College in Lela Raney Wood Hall at 6 N. College Avenue in Columbia, MO.

Walters - Boone County Historical Museum

16,000 square feet of exhibits related to the pioneer movement along the Boonslick Trace.  The Society archives is available for research.  Located at 3801 Ponderosa Street in Columbia, MO.

 

Buchanan County Museums

Agency Ford Museum

The museum is housed inside the former rural school and provides visitors insight into the rural classroom experience of the past.  The museum also features exhibits related to the history of Agency, Missouri from the time of the 1836 Platte Purchase to present day.  Open by appointment.  Call 816-253-9301.  Located at 11351 State Highway FF in Agency, MO.

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

The museum features one of the finest collections of 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century American art in the Midwest region.  Located at 2818 Frederick Avenue in St. Joseph, MO.

The Black Archives Museum

The museum showcases the achievements and contributions of St. Joseph, Missouri's African-American citizens.  Exhibits feature Civil War, jazz legends, sports heroes and local individuals whose civic and community leadership have changed our lives.  Located at 3406 Frederick Avenue in St. Joseph, MO.

Glore Psychiatric Museum

The museum features the over 3300 items related to the history of the original State Lunatic Asylum No. 2.  Located at 3406 Frederick Avenue in St. Joseph, MO.

Jesse James Historic Home

The home to infamous Jesse James is located behind the Patee House and contains many items owned by the James family as well as exhibits about the 1995 exhumation of Jesse James body, when it was proven with 99.7% accuracy that the body is indeed that of Jesse James.  Located at 1202 Penn Street, St. Joseph, MO.

National Military Heritage Museum 

Exhibits and collections in this military museum, cover all branches of the US Armed Forces from 1800 to present day.  Located at 701 Messanie in St. Joseph, MO.

Patee House Museum

Patee House, built in 1858 and originally serving as a hotel, was used as the Pony Express Headquarters 1860-1861.  It is also the place where the investigation into the death of Jesse James was held.  The Jesse James home is directly behind the museum  Inside the museum, you will find a museum of transportation and communication along with a general store and many historical artifacts of the area.  1202 Penn Street, St. Joseph, MO.

Pony Express National Museum

[History

Preserving the history of the Pony Express, the museum is housed in Pikes Peak Stables, where the Pony Express sent out it's first rider on April 3, 1860.  Located at 914 Penn Street in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Remington Nature Center

The Nature Center features exhibits of animals, plants, and geology along with Native American and Civil War artifacts and history.  Located at 1502 MacArthur Drive in St. Joseph, MO.

Robidoux Row Museum

Robidoux Row is a mid 19th century apartment building features exhibits related to the history of St. Joseph, Missouri.  The apartment complex was saved from condemnation in 1974 and is being operated by the St. Joseph Historical Society.  Archaeological digs have been conducted of the area showing the original floor of the northern porch, a well, a large barn and several privies.  Located on the NW corner of Third and Poulin Streets in St. Joseph, MO.

St. Joseph Fire Museum

St. Joseph Fire Museum on Facebook

Housed inside the former St. Joseph Fire Station Number Five, the museum holds a large collection of historical firefighting equipment spanning 140 years of firefighting in St. Joseph, Missouri.  Located just south of Downtown St. Joseph at 1202 South 11th Street in St. Joseph, MO.

St. Joseph Historical Museum

Focused on the history of St. Joseph and the Midland Empire, the museum actually features 3 museums at one location.  All 3 are located at 3406 Frederick Avenue in St. Joseph, MO.

1. The St. Joseph Museum - Features a large collection of Native American artifacts.

2. The Glore Psychiatric Museum - The museum chronicles the history of State Lunatic Asylum No. 2.

3. The Black Archives Museum - Featuring exhibits about the Underground Railroad, Middle Passage, Desegregation and other topics related to African American history in St. Joseph, MO, the museum also features  displays devoted to Black musicians such as Donnie May and Etta Green Cox.

Wyeth Tootle Historic Mansion

Constructed in 1879, this beautiful gothic style mansion was home to William and Eliza Wyeth.  In 1887 the home was sold to Kate Tootle.  The mansion remained in the Tootle family until 1946.  For 60 years the home has been a museum featuring exhibits and artifacts related to the history of St. Joseph, the life and death of Jesse James and the Civil War.  Located at 1100 Charles in St. Joseph Missouri.

 

Butler County Museums Poplar Bluff Historical Museum on Facebook

Operated by the Butler County Historical Society, the museum is focused on the history of the Butler County area of Missouri.  Located at 1010 N. Main Street in Poplar Bluff, MO.

Poplar Bluff Railroad Museum  

Housed inside the former train depot, the museum features exhibits related to railroading history, model train displays and other items of the past.  Located at 303 Moran Street in Poplar Bluff, MO.

 

Caldwell County Museums J. C. Penney Museum

The museum is focused on the life and times of famed merchant, J. C. Penney (James Cash Penney), the founder of the J. C. Penney chain of department stores. Located at 312 North Davis Street in Hamilton, MO.

 

Callaway County Museums

 

    Kingdom of Callaway

 

Auto World Museum

The museum features a large collection of vintage automobiles, classic cars and automobile memorabilia.  Located at 200 Peacock Drive in Fulton, MO.

Crane's Museum & Shops

The family museum features a large collection of all kinds of "stuff".  Exhibits include arrowheads, dolls, general store items, biscuit tins, farm implements, Victorian furnishings, antique cars along with items of local historical interest.  Located at 10665 Old Highway 40 in Williamsburg, MO.

Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society Museum  

[Photos]  [History of Callaway]  [Historic Callaway County]

Focused on the history of Callaway and the surrounding area, the museum features historical artifacts, documents and photos in it's collection.  Researchers will find genealogical materials for their perusal and for sale.  Location is 513 Court Street in Fulton, MO.

National Churchill Museum

Previously known as the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library, the museum features historical artifacts and memorabilia related to the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill.  Located at 501 Westminster Avenue in Fulton, MO.

 

Camden County Museums Camden County Museum

Operated by the Camden Count Historical Society, the museum features exhibits related to the history of Camdenton, Laurie, Macks Creek, Montreal, Osage Beach, Richland, Sunrise Beach and Stoutland.  The museum is housed inside the historical school house museum located at 206 S. Locust in Linn Creek, MO.

 

Cape Girardeau County Museums Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

The park features a working mill built in 1867 and the historic Burfordville covered bridge.  Visitors will experience corn being ground into corn meal at the historic mill.  Located on Bollinger Mill Road in Whitewater, MO.

Cape River Heritage Museum on Facebook

Housed inside the historic 1908 fire house, the museum features exhibits of local history and on steamboats.  The museum also features exhibits related to firefighting of the past.  Located at 538 Independence Street in Cape Girardeau.

Crisp Museum

The museum features exhibits of archaeology, history and fine art.  Also known as the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum.  Located on the Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 518 S. Fountain Street in Cape Girardeau, MO.

The Glenn House

[History]  [Virtual Photo Tour]

Built in 1883 for the David Glenn Family who occupied the house until 1915, the house today has been restored and features Victorian furnishings providing a glimpse into what life was like in the Victorian period.  Located at 325 South Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Red House Interpretive Center

The Red House Interpretive Center houses exhibits telling the story of the early settlers of the old Cape Girardeau District and the founder Louis Lorimier as well as the visit of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to the site in 1803.  Located in at 128 Aquamsi Street in historic downtown Cape Girardeau, MO.

 

Carroll County Museums Carroll County Historical Society Museum

The Carroll County Historical Society operates a museum focused on the history of Carroll County.  The museum features 47 display rooms along with two other buildings and outdoor exhibits. A log cabin is furnished in authentic styled furnishings.  Located at 510 N. Mason in Carrollton, MO.

 

Carter County Museums Ellsinore Pioneer Museum

Focus is on the history of Ellsinore, Missouri.  Located at 11 S. Herren Avenue in Ellsinore, MO.

 

Cass County Museums Belton, Grandview & Kansas City Railroad

Ride a 1920s passenger coach railway and view displays of antique railroad artifacts and cars.  Located at 502 E. Walnut Street in Belton, MO.

Historical Society of Lee's Summit & Museum

The Historical Society of Lee's Summit operates a museum in the former 1939 Post Office and features historical artifacts, maps and photos related to the history of Lee's Summit.  A research room is provided for those searching for their family roots and local history.  Located at 220 SW Main Street in downtown Lee's Summit, MO.

 

Chariton County Museums Chariton County Historical Society & Museum

The museum is focused on the history of pioneer settlement of Chariton County.  Exhibits of early household items, and military memorabilia are on display and they feature a unique replica of an early 1900s main street.  Buildings include a general store, blacksmith, printing shop, barber shop and bank.  Located at 115 E. Second Street in Salisbury, MO.

General Sterling Price Museum

General Sterling Price Museum on Facebook

The museum is focused on the past of Keyetesville and the surrounding area of Missouri.  Located at 412 W. Bridge Street in Keytesville, MO.

 

Christian County Museums Christian County Museum & Historical Society

The museum features historical items related to the local history of Christian County.  Located at 202 E. Church Street in Ozark, MO.

 

Clark County Museums

Battle of Athens State Historic Site

The Battle of Athens is the northern most Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi.  The site features interpretation of the battlefield and several historic buildings.  Located on State Highway CC in Revere, MO.

Clark County Historical Museum

The Clark County Museum is operated by the Clark County Historical Society.  660-727-1072.  Located at 252 N. Morgan Street in Kahoka, MO.

 

Clay County Museums

Clay County Museum and Historical Society

Housed inside a beautiful historical building built in 1865 and used as a drug store and doctor's office until 1963, the museum features historical artifacts, exhibits and displays related to the history of Clay County, Missouri.  Located on the historic square at 14 North Main Street in Liberty, Missouri.

Excelsior Springs Historical Museum

[Virtual Tour]   [History]

Preservation of documents and artifacts regarding the history of the people who have lived in the Excelsior Springs community is the focus of this history museum.  The museum includes a research archives.  Located at 101 East Broadway in Excelsior Springs, MO.

James Farm

[Photo Gallery]  [James Family Scrapbook]

The James Farm was still in the possession of the descendants of Jesse Woodson James in 1978.  Clay County purchased the historic home and began restoration with the help of The Friends of the James Farm.  Today the farm is open to the public for tours.  Located at 21216 James Farm Road in Kearney, MO.

Liberty Jail Historic Site

Liberty Jail is the historic site where Joseph Smith was incarcerated while waiting for his trial during the Mormon War.  According to the LDS Church, he received three revelations while waiting.  Open daily.  Located at 216 North Main Street in Liberty, MO.

The National Airline History Museum

The museum is devoted to airline history and features exhibits of aircraft, memorabilia and other relevant items.  Located in Hangar 9 at the Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Airport at 201 NW Lou Holland Drive in Kansas City, MO.

Shoal Creek Living History Museum

This quaint living history museum features 21 structures with 17 authentic 19th century buildings dating from 1807-1885 which have been relocated to the site.  During special events, the buildings are opened with re-enactors providing skits, skirmishes and demonstrations, bringing history to life.  Wedding rentals available.  Located inside Hodge Park at 7000 Northeast Barry Road in Kansas City, MO.

Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site

[Video of the Historic Site]  [Photo Gallery]

The historic site features an historic woolen mill, a Visitor Center, Bethany Farm and other structures built by Waltus Watkins.  The mills is the only 19th century textile mill in the US with original machinery still intact.  Visitors to the site will learn about the Watkins family and their many business ventures.  Located at 26009 County Road RA in Kearney, MO.

 

Clinton County Museums Clinton County Historical Museum

Clinton County Historical Society / Plattsburg, Missouri History Museum on Facebook

Housed inside an historic 1889 home, the museum is operated by the Clinton County Historical & Genealogical Society.  Visitors to the museum will get a glimpse into the lifestyle of an upper middle class family in the Victorian era.  Exhibits include artifacts and items from the 1800s and early 1900s.  The Riley/Carmack Museum is located at 304 S. Birch Street in Plattsburg, MO.

 

Cole County Museums

 

Cole County Historical Society

Cole County Historical Society

The Society's collections include paintings, pictures, records, documents, and other artifacts directly related to the history of Cole County, including its role as the seat of Missouri State government. Special displays include inaugural gowns of governorís wives and our Civil War Room.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Arrangements for groups of 15 or more can be made by calling the museum at (573)635-1850 or by email cchs@socket.net .  Admission charged. Research library open Mondays 10:00 until 3:30 or by prior arrangement.
Location:
109 Madison Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery

The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery features rotating exhibits inside the Union Hotel.  Located at 101 Jefferson Street in Jefferson City, MO on the Jefferson landing State Historic Site.

Jefferson Landing State Historic Site

The historic site is a rare Missouri River landing.  The Lohman Building depicts an 1850s general store and warehouse.  Visitors will learn about the history of Jefferson City and the role of the Missouri River in that history.  Located at 100 Jefferson Street in Jefferson City, MO.

Missouri Farm Bureau Log Home

The Missouri Farm Bureau's Foundation for Agriculture has restored an authentic dog-trot styled log home and it is presented as it would have appeared in the late 1800s including furnishings.  Displays and videos depict what rural agricultural life was like in the Jefferson City area of Missouri.  Located behind the Missouri Farm Bureau Center at 701 South Country Club Drive in Jefferson City, MO.

The Missouri Governor's Mansion

[Photo Gallery]  [History]  [Tours]

The Missouri Governor's Mansion was built in 1871 and is still being used by today's Governor.  The beautiful home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Tours are offered.  Located at 100 Madison Street in Jefferson City, MO.

The Missouri State Capitol

The Missouri State Capitol building of today was built over a 4 year period from 1913 to 1917 succeeding two others which were both destroyed by fire.  The magnificent structure is of the Roman Renaaisance style.  The outside of the structure, the floors and the 30 foot wide stairways are made of Missouri limestone marble.  The dome features a 9000 pound bronze chandelier.  Free, guided tours are offered seven days a week except on holidays.  Located at 201 W Capitol Avenue in Jefferson City, MO.

Missouri State Museum

[Audio Tour]

The Missouri State Museum provides guided tours of the Missouri State Capitol building which holds the Missouri State Museum.  The state museum houses a large collection of exhibits and over 93,000 cultural artifacts which provide a look into Missouri's history, legends and cultural achievements. There are 4 floors to explore in the Capitol where visitors can take the free guided tour or wander at their leisure. The Missouri State Capitol building has over 500,000 square feet of floor space.  There have been 3 different Capitol buildings.  The first was erected in 1837, followed by one built in the late 1880s.  The present Capitol building was dedicated in 1924 after the previous one was lost in a 1911 fire. The Missouri State Capitol is located at 201 W. Capitol Avenue in  Jefferson, MO.  The Missouri State Museum also manages the Jefferson Landing State Historic site which is about a block away at the corner of Jefferson Street and Capitol Avenue.  This site is a rare surviving Missouri River landing.  The site features the Lohman Building which was built in 1839 and served as a tavern and hotel.  Today it holds a visitor center with exhibits on transportation.  Directly across the street from the Lohman Building is the 1855 Union Hotel.  The Union Hotel holds the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery along with rotating exhibits related to Missouri art and culture.  Located at 201 W. Capitol Avenue #2 in Jefferson City, MO.

Missouri State Penitentiary

[History]

The Missouri State Penitentiary was built in 1836 and was once the largest prison in the United States.  It is known as the bloodiest 47 acres in America.  Tours of the former prison are offered seasonally.  Visitors will learn about the 168 years of history, view the dungeon cells, the gas chamber, and many of the historic buildings.  Other types of tours include ghost tours, ghost hunts and overnight paranormal investigations.  Located at 115 Lafayette Street in Jefferson City, MO.

Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation Museum

The Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation Museum is the only museum in the US dedicated to veterinary medicine.  Focus is on the preservation of the history of veterinary medicine and features over 3500 interesting and unusual artifacts dating from the 1st century to present day.  Located at 2500 Country Club Drive in Jefferson City, MO.

The Museum of Missouri Military History

The focus of the museum is on the military history of Missouri dating from the founding of the Missouri Militia in 1808 to present time.  Located in the Missouri National Guard's Ike Skelton Training Center at 2405 Logistics Road in Jefferson City, MO.

 

Crawford County Museums Crawford County Historical Society & Museum

The Crawford County Historical Society was started in 1968 with one cabinet and three items.  Housed inside a 1934 rock building, the museum today, is 3 stories filled with historical artifacts and documents.  Exhibits include military uniforms from the Spanish American war to present, a one room school house, a 19th century kitchen display, vintage clothing, 19th century farm equipment, a 1929 dental office, Crawford County genealogy, and Route 66 information.  There is a genealogy section filled with documents, family group sheets and family histories for those interested in research.  Located at 308 N. Smith in Cuba, MO.

Dillard Mill State Historic Site

The historic site features one of the best preserved water-powered gristmills in the state of Missouri.  Built in 1908, most of the machinery is original and intact.  Located at 142 Dillard Mill Road in Davisville, MO.

 

Dade County Museums

Dade County Historical Society Museum

The museum is operated by the Dade County Historical Society and features historical artifacts related to the history of Dade County, Missouri.  Located at 429 West Water Street in Greenfield, MO.

Hulston Mill Historical Park

[Hulston Mill History]  [Photos]

The Hulston Grist Mill was built  in 1840 and owned by Ezekiel Madison.  The mill was active through several owners until 1967 when the mill was moved to save it.  The mill is open for tours and demonstrations are featured during special events.  Operated by the Dade County Historical Society, the 50 acre park offers rental of the Mill Yard for special events and weddings.  Located on County Road 92 in Everton, MO.

 

Dallas County Museums

The Dallas County Museum

The Buffalo Head Prairie Historical Park is home to the Dallas County Museum where visitors can learn about the pioneers who settled Dallas County and their way of life.  Historic structures inside the park include the 1861 Eberhart Cabin and the 1887 Crescent School, a one room schoolhouse and the caboose mini museum.  Located on South US 65 in Buffalo, MO.

 

Daviess County Museums

Doc's Museum

Doc's Museum features exhibits of antique cars and tractors along with other vintage items.  Located at 301 Second Street in Jamesport, MO.

 

DeKalb County Museums

DeKalb County Historical Society and Museum

The DeKalb County Historical Society operates a history museum focused on the preservation of the heritage of DeKalb County, Missouri.  The society also provides a genealogical library.  Located at 116 West Main Street in Maysville, MO.

 

Dent County Museums

Bonebrake Center of Nature and History

The purpose of the Center is to provide a living nature and history experience in an area with paths through natural settings of prairies and forest plantings, and beside ponds and a spring to provide a place for people of all ages to stroll, learn and observe plants, animals and birds.  Featured is an 1880s Victorian Italianate house.  Located at 601 North Hickory Street in Salem, MO.

Dent County Museum

Housed inside an historic home built in 1895, the Dent County Museum features collections of historical artifacts related to the history of Dent County.  Operated by the Dent County Historical Society, the museum is located at 400 N. Pershing Avenue in Salem, MO.

Montauk State Park

The park features an 1896 Mill.  Open for tours.  Located on Missouri 119 in Salem, MO.

Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center

The center provides information about natural and cultural opportunities for learning and recreational experience while promoting responsible resource stewardship.  Located at 202 S. Main Street in Salem, MO.

 

Douglas County Museums

Douglas County Historical Society & Museum

The Douglas County Historical Society operates a museum and research library focused on the history of Douglas County.  The museum is housed inside the previous Henry Wilson family home at 200 W Washington Street in Ava, MO.

 

Dunklin County Museums

Dunklin County Museum

Housed inside an historic 1903 building, the museum is located at 122 College Avenue in Kennett, MO.

MAAPS Military Museum

The museum features military uniforms, memorabilia and displays from Malden Army Airfield, Malden Air Base, Anderson Air Activities and other branches of military service.  Located inside the Malden Airport Office building at 3077 Mitchell Drive in Malden, MO.

Malden Historical Museum

[Virtual Tour]

Although devoted to the history of Malden, the museum also features items which are thousands of years old in the Dennis Collection of Egyptian Antiquities.  Located at 201 N. Beckwith in Malden, MO.

 

Franklin County Museums The Firehouse Museum

The museum features exhibits of firefighting equipment including three antique fire trucks and other vintage vehicles.  The museum is housed in a retired fire station.  Located at Fifth and Stafford Streets in Washington, MO.

John Colter Museum and Visitors Center

The John Colter Museum houses artifacts related to the history of the Missouri River with exhibits of Native American artifacts, John Colter and the Lewis and Clark Expedition items and more.  Located at Main and Miller Street in New Haven, MO.

St. Clair Historical Museum

The museum is focused on the local history of St. Clair and the surrounding area.  Housed inside the Old Odd Fellows Building located at 260 Hibbard Street in St. Clair, MO.

The Washington Museum

The Washington Historical Society operates a historical museum inside the old Presbyterian Church.  The museum is located at the corner of Market and 4th Streets in Washington, MO.

 

Gasconade County Museums

Deutschheim State Historic Site

The historical site features several restored 1840s and 1850s buildings in this German-American settlement where wine became an industry.  Visitors will get a glimpse into how life was in the mid 1800s for the German immigrant settlers as they stroll through the village, and view artifacts of days gone by.  Located at 107 W 2nd Street in Hermann, MO.

The Gasconade County Historical Society Museum

Housed inside a 1910 building which has been known as the Owensville Hotel, Ozark Hotel and the Railroad Hotel.  Today, the building is operated by the Gasconade County Historical Society as a museum.  The primary focus of the museum is on the history of Gasconade County and it's people.  Displays features historical items of their past.  Located at 105 West McFadden in Owensville, MO.

Hermann Fire Company Museum

The museum features vintage firefighting equipment and memorabilia.  The collection includes some of the oldest firefighting equipment and artifacts in the state of Missouri.  Located at 214 E Second Street in Downtown Hermann, MO.

The Historic Hermann Museum

The Hermann Museum is housed inside an 1871 German School building and features historical artifacts and items related to the history of Hermann, MO.  Located at 312 Schiller Street in Hermann, MO.

White House Hotel 1868

The lovely 3 story brick hotel holds 36 rooms with authentic furnishings in the pre-1900 period.  The original saloon, "the First and Last Stop" is still intact and the hotel includes a full basement with wine cellar and indoor water well.  In addition to the regular tours, visitors can also take a step back in time with a special living history tour.  These Lantern Tours are provided in the evening with lantern lighting and live actors dressed in period costume.  Located at 232 Wharf Street in historic Hermann, MO.

 

Greene County Museums

Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks

The museum is focused on the restoration, preservation and display of military history and memorabilia for the education of their visitors.  Dedicated to all of the brave men and women who fought and died in the Armed Forces for America's freedoms.  Located at 2305 East Kearney in Springfield, MO.

The Archery Hall of Fame and Museum

[Inductees]

The museum features exhibits related to the history of archery and bowhunting in America as well as honoring those who have excelled in the sport.  Located on the upper floor of Bass Pro Shop at 1935 Campbell Avenue in Springfield, MO.

The Calaboose

The Calaboose is an historic 1891 jail.  It is the oldest existing structure in the City of Springfield.  The old jail has been restored and is being used as a police substation and features a police museum on the first floor.  Tours of the building and police museum are offered most weekdays by appointment.  Call 417-864-1766.  Located at 409 West McDaniel, in Springfield, MO.

The Doling Museum

[History of Doling Park]  [Museum Brochure]

The Doling Museum is located on the site of the former Doling Skating Rink, a recreational attraction in Doling Park, an amusement park.  The museum displays memorabilia and tells the history of Doling Park.  Located at 301 E. Talmage in Springfield, MO.

Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

Visitors to the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center will learn about the Assemblies of God and the history of the Pentecostal through a gallery of exhibits.  Located at 1445 N. Boonville Avenue in Springfield, MO.

The Grey / Campbell Farmstead

Built ca 1856, the Gray / Campbell Farmstead is the oldest house in Springfield, Missouri.  The house was lived in for almost 100 years before being moved to the Nathaniel Greene Park.  Other structures on the property include a log kitchen, a two crib barn and a lag granary.  Located at 2400 S. Scenic Avenue in Springfield, MO.

History Museum on the Square

[Research]  [Photo Archives]

The museum is housed inside the historic Fox Theatre and features historical artifacts, documents, photographs and other items related to the rich history of Springfield, Missouri.  The museum holds a large archival collection for research.  Located at 157 Park Central Square in Springfield, MO.

History Museum for Springfield  [Exhibits]

Experience the heritage of Springfield and Green County, Missouri.  The museum explores the history of this area from prehistoric times through the 1950s and houses a collection of research materials which include over 20,000 historical photos.  Located in the old Springfield City Hall built in 1894 at 830 Boonville Avenue in Springfield, MO.

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Facebook

Recognition of Missouri's sports legends and athletes.  Located at 3861 E. Stan Musial Drive in Springfield, MO.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

[Historic Site Video]  [Photo Gallery]

The historic site boasts the homestead of the youngest son of Daniel Boone.  Visitors are welcome to explore the home and the cemeteries associated with it while learning about the Boone family.  Located at 7500-7896 State Highway V, Ash Grove, MO.

NRA National Sporting Arms Museum

The museum features a Remington Arms Company factory collection, a collection of 120 US military pistols dating from 1797 through 1900 and a huge collection of engraved Colt revolvers of the Old West.  Beautiful dioramas depicting Native American hunters, Lewis and Clark, a buffalo hunter, and even modern day hunters.  Located inside the Bass Pro Shop at 1935 S. Campbell Avenue in Springfield, MO.

Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum Online

Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum on Facebook

The museum has closed but the collection is displayed in an online museum now.

Railroad Historical Museum of Springfield

Focus is on the preservation of railroad history.  The museum is housed inside several railroad cars.  Located in Grant Beach Park at 1300 North Grant Street in Springfield, MO.

Riverbluff Cave

[Gallery]  [History]

A cave and exhibit center with fossil collections from around the world.  Located at 2327 W. Farm Road 190 in Springfield, MO.

Springfield Softball Musuem

Celebrating the tradition of amateur softball competition.  Located at the Roger G. Killian Sports Complex at 1923 N. Weller in Springfield, MO.

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

[Virtual Tour]

Wilson's Creek is the site of the second major battle fought in the Civil War and a victory for the South.  Visitors may tour the Battlefield and explore the museum collections of historic objects, photographs and documents from many of the Civil War battles in the Trans-Mississippi Theatre of the War.  Located at 6424 West Farm Road 182 in Republic, MO.

 

Grundy County Museums Grundy County Museum  

[History]  [Photos]

The Grundy County Museum is operated by the Grundy County Historical Society.  The museum features the historic Baker School, a one-room schoolhouse and a museum building filled with artifacts and antique items related to the history and accomplishments of Grundy County's citizens.  Located at 1100 Mable Street in Trenton, MO.

 

Harrison County Museums Edna Cuddy Memorial House and Gardens

The historic 18th century Italianate house is maintained by the Harrison County Historical Society.  Located at 1218 Main Street in Bethany, MO.  

 

Henry County Museums Henry County Museum

[Exhibits]

The museum provides exhibits and items related to the rich heritage of Henry County, Missouri.  The museum complex features 4 buildings and includes a genealogy library.  Located at 203 West Franklin Street in Clinton, MO.

 

Hickory County Museums

Hickory County Museum  

[Hickory County History Timeline]

Housed in the John Siddles Williams House and operated by the Hickory County Historical Society, the museum displays artifacts and exhibits related to the county history.  A research center is also available.  Adjacent to the museum, is an old log cabin and well.  Located on museum street in Hermitage, MO.

Hermitage Court House Square and Jail

Read the historical markers for these historic places.

Wheatland Settlers Village

The site is home to 13 authentic log cabins which have been moved to the site for preservation.  Some of these are the 1850 Akard cabin, 1840 cabin built by Jerome McCracken, and the 1858 Carbin cabin built by Benjamin F. Fugate.  During special occasions and events, it becomes a living history village providing entertainment, crafters and artists.  Located on the town square in Wheatland, MO.

 

Holt County Museums

Holt County Historical Society's Genealogy & Research Center

Open seasonally, the Research Center is housed inside the historic Benne Law Office building and features historical and genealogical materials related to the local history of Holt County, Missouri.  Located at 115 Ada Street in Fortescue, MO.

The HCHS Methodist Church Museum in Fortescue

The former Fortescue Methodist Church was built in 1896.  The beautiful frame building with stained glass windows is being used as a museum for the Holt County Historical Society and is used during special events.

 

Howard County Museums

The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art

The gallery features the Ashby collection of oil paintings, lithographs, drawings and acrylics, mainly representing the works of American regionalist artists.  Located on the campus of Central Methodist University at 411 Central Methodist Square in Fayette, MO.

The Stephens Museum

The Stephens Museum is the third oldest museum in the state of Missouri.  Founded in 1875, the museum houses collections of memorabilia and artifacts from WWI, African tribes, Native American tribes and Methodist heritage.  A natural history room and exhibits of archaeology, anthropology and Paleontology are also included in the museum.  Located on the second floor of T. Berry Smith Hall on the campus of Central Methodist University at 411 Central Methodist Square in Fayette, MO.

 

Howell County Museums

The Calico Cupboard Toy Sewing Machine Museum

The museum features over 300 toy sewing machines including treadle and crank models and a red toy Singer.  Located at 116 North Oak Street in Mountain View, MO.

Harlin Museum

The Harlin Museum is housed inside the 1889 Harlin house.  Once called Shadow Lawn, the house features exhibits that tell the story of the Ozarks through art and history.  Located at 5205 Worcester Avenue in West Plains, MO.

 

Iron County Museums

Fort Davidson State Historical Site & Museum

[Virtual Tour]

Fort Davidson is the site of the Battle of Pilot Knob and serves as a memorial to the many soldiers who gave their life fighting for freedom.  The earthworks of the fort are mostly intact and visitors can explore the original battlefield.  Special events offer a full-scale re-enactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob.  A Visitor Center and museum are located at the site, educating visitors about the Battle of Pilot Knob and providing exhibits of artifacts along with self-guided tour maps.  Located at 118 Maple Street in Pilot Knob, MO.

Iron County Historical Society and Museum

[Virtual Museum]

The Iron County Historical Society operates a museum and archives focused on the rich heritage of Iron County, Missouri.  Located at 630 Highway 21 in Arcadia, MO.

 

Jackson County Museums

1827 Log Courthouse

The 1827 Log Courthouse was Jackson County's first government building and was used as the only courthouse between Independence and the Pacific Ocean for over 40 years.  The 2 room log structure was later used as a Mormon mercantile store and Harry Truman held court in it in the 1930s.  Located at 107 W Kansas Avenue in Independence, MO.

The Alexander Majors House & Barn

The Alexander Majors House is known for Alexander Majors' ventures with the Pony Express and the westward expansion of the US.  The museum features a working blacksmith shop and exhibits of original 1850s Conestoga wagons.  Located at 8201 State Line Road in Kansas City, MO.

The American Jazz Museum

The American Jazz Museum features live jazz, jazz storytelling, jazz poetry and a changing gallery of jazz inspired art and exhibits.  Located at 1616 E. 18th Street in Kansas City, MO.

American Royal Museum

Focused on the horse and livestock shows, rodeos and agriculture.  Located at 1701 American Royal Ct. in Kansas City, MO.

Arabia Steamboat Museum

[Arabia's History]  [Exhibits]

The Steamboat Arabia sank in the Missouri River on September 5, 1856 but was recovered in 1988 when the extensive cargo was transformed into the Arabia Steamboat Museum.  Located at 400 Grand Blvd. in Kansas City, MO.

The Bingham-Waggoner Estate

[History]  [Weddings]

The Bingham-Waggoner Estate was once owned by artist George Caleb Bingham.  Today, it gives visitors a glimpse into the lifestyles of the 19th century wealthy residents.  Available for tours, private events and rentals.  Located near historic downtown Independence at 313 W. Pacific Avenue in Independence, MO.

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum

The living history museum is focused on the legacy of Kansas City's early African-American pioneers and features the artistic, cultural and social history of the African-American experience.  Located at 3700 Blue Parkway in Kansas City, MO.

Community of Christ Museum

The Community of Christ invites visitors to tour the Temple and Auditorium and view the museum about the history of the Community of Christ.  Located at 201 S. River Blvd. in Independence, MO.

The Dillingham-Lewis Museum

The seven room home was built in 1906 by Morgan Vachel Dillingham.  The home has been restored and is operated by the Blue Springs Historical Society as a house museum.  Located at 101 SW 15th Street in Blue Springs, MO.

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Fort Osage is a reconstructed Fort on it's original site.  The complex of hand hewn log structures provide a living history experience.  Visitors will learn about the history, the work and the livelihood of Fort Osage residents.  The Fort was originally built in 1808.  Reconstruction was started in 1948.  Located at 107 Osage Street in Sibley, MO.

The Grandview Depot Museum (Better link needed for this museum)

The original train depot of Grandview is still standing and has been restored and operated as a museum by the Grandview Historical Society.  The Depot Museum features historic artifacts, displays, photographs antiques and the authentically furnished station agent's office.  Outside, a Union Pacific caboose stands ready for exploration.  Located at 1205 Jones Avenue in Grandview, MO.

Hallmark Visitors Center

The Hallmark Visitors Center features historic Hallmark cards, ornaments, art collectibles and the history of the Hallmark Cards Company.  Located at 2450 Grand Blvd. in Kansas City, MO.

Harris Kearney House Museum

Built in 1855 by Colonel John Harris, the 2 story Greek Revival styled house was an all brick home known as the Mansion House.  Today, the house is a museum operated by the West Historical Society.  Tours are offered.  Call 816-561-1821 for hours and appointments.  Located at 4000 Baltimore Avenue in Kansas City, MO.

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

The late 19th century farm house was built by Harry Truman's maternal grandmother.  Located in Grandview, MO. AND The historic house in Independence where Harry S. Truman resided from 1919 until his death in 1972. 

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

The museum features the papers, books and historical manuscripts related to the life and times of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States.  Located at 500 W. US Highway 24 in Independence, MO.

Historical Society of Lee's Summit & Museum

The Historical Society of Lee's Summit operates a museum in the former 1939 Post Office and features historical artifacts, maps and photos related to the history of Lee's Summit.  A research room is provided for those searching for their family roots and local history.  Located at 220 SW Main Street in downtown Lee's Summit, MO.

Jackson County Marshall's House and Jail Museum

Built in 1859, the Federal style house and adjoining limestone jail saw many prisoners and marshals / sheriffs over the years.  The most famous being Frank James and William Quantrill.  Today, the old jail and marshal's house may be toured by visitors where they will learn about the history of "frontier justice".  Located at 217 North Main Street in Independence, MO.

The John Wornall House Museum

Built ca 1858, the John Wornall House has been restored and is being operated as a museum.  Open for tours, the pre-Civil War house is located at 6115 Wornall Road in Kansas City, MO.

The Kansas City Historic Garment District Museum

The museum educates visitors about the history of the Kansas City garment district.  Exhibits include clothing, hats, photos, sewing machines and other tools used in the trade.  Housed in the Poindexter building located at 801 Broadway Street in Kansas City, MO.

The Kansas City Irish Center

Focus is on the preservation and promotion of Irish heritage and culture.  Located at 15 W. Linwood in Kansas City, MO.

The Kansas City Museum

The Kansas City Museum strives to collect, preserve and interpret Kansas City's local and regional history through exhibitions and events that celebrate Kansas City's past, present and future.  Tours of Corinthian Hall and the Carriage House are also offered.  Located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd. in Kansas City, MO.

Leila's Hair Museum

[Gallery]

The museum features Victorian hair jewelry and hair wreaths.  Located at 1333 S. Noland Road in Independence, MO.

Lone Jack Battlefield Museum and Soldier's Cemetery

The museum features historical artifacts and items related to the history of the Battle of Lone Jack and the state of Missouri in the Civil War.  Located at 301 S. Bynum Road in Lone jack, MO.

Missouri Town 1855

The living history village and museum features 25 original structures with costumed docents portraying life as was in western Missouri in the mid-1800s.  Located at 8010 E. Park Road in Lee's Summit, MO.

The Money Museum

The museum features exhibits about the Federal Reserve and the financial system of the United States.  Coin collections are on display as well.  Operated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  Located in the Crown Center District at 1 Memorial Drive in Kansas City, MO.

The Mormon Visitors Center

The Visitors Center at Independence provides exhibits related to the history of Mormon settlers in Missouri between 1831 and 1839 along with modern day exhibits about the religion and the Book of Mormon.  Located at 937 West Walnut in Independence, MO.

The National Frontier Trails Museum

The museum is focused on the history of the principle western trails in America.  An interpretive center and research library are also housed at the site.  Visitors will learn about the overland migrations across the western American wilderness in the mid-nineteenth century.  Located at 318 W. Pacific in Independence, MO.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

The museum features an extensive collection of toys and miniatures which will delight children and adults alike.  Located at 5235 Oak Street in Kansas City, MO.

The National WWI Museum and Memorial

[Exhibits]

In honor of those who served in the World War in defense of liberty and our country.  The museum features exhibits of WWI artifacts.  Located at 100 W. 26th Street in Kansas City, MO.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

The museum features exhibits related to the history of the American Baseball Negro Leagues.  Located at 1616 East 18th Street in Kansas City, MO.

Pioneer Spring Cabin

The 2 room cabin is a typical 1850s log cabin which were constructed in the pre-Civil War era in the area.  The property also features a log barn and blacksmith shop.  Located at 111 E. Maple Avenue in Independence, MO.

Raytown Historical Society & Museum

The museum features an extensive research center which holds historical documents, photos and other items from the past of Raytown and the families who lived there.  Located at 9705 E. 63rd Street in Raytown, MO.

Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site

Visitors may tour the home and studio of the renowned painter, sculptor, lecturer and writer Thomas Hart Benton.  The studio remains just as the artist left it when he died there in 1875.  Located at 3616 Belleview in Kansas City, MO.

Trailside Center

The Trailside Center provides help and resources for trail and Civil War aficionados, historians and the Kansas City community.  Exhibits of memorabilia and artifacts from the Battle of Westport and the Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails are on display.  Located at 9901 Holmes Road in Kansas City, MO.

The Truman Courthouse

The original Jackson County courthouse was built in 1836 and has had many additions and renovations over the years.  The Jackson County Historical Society calls the courthouse home and features a History Center, an Archives and Research Center, a museum of art and Harry S. Truman's office and courtroom which may be toured.  Located at 112 W Lexington Avenue in Independence, MO.

United Federation of Doll Clubs Inc.

Visitors will enjoy one of the largest collection of antique, vintage and modern play and artist dolls in the United States.  Located at 10900 N. Pomona Avenue in Kansas City, MO.

Vaile Victorian Mansion

[Mansion History]

The magnificent Victorian 31 room mansion was built in 1881 by Colonel Harvey Vaile.  Sparing no expense, the mansion includes 9 marble fireplaces, painted ceilings, flushing toilets and a 48,000 gallon wine cellar.  Located at 1500 N. Liberty in Independence, MO.

 

Jasper County Museums

Joplin Museum Complex

The Joplin Museum Complex includes the Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum, the Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum, the Empire District Electric Company Museum, the Joplin Sports Authority Sports Hall of Fame and the National Historical Cookie Cutter Museum. All of these are located in Schifferdecker Park just off the corner of 7th Street and Schifferdecker Avenue in Joplin, MO.

  1. Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum - The museum interprets the geology and geochemistry of the area and illustrates the mining processes and methods used from the 1870s through the 1960s.  The museum holds a large collection of lead and zinc ores and other minerals of the area.

  2. Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum - The museum features historical items from the mining era of Joplin, Missouri as well as a 1927 American LeFrance fire engine, Victorian furnishings, textiles and a doll collection. 

Powers Museum

Dedicated to the history of Carthage, the museum is located at 1617 West Oak in Carthage, MO.

 

Jefferson County Museums

Anheuser Museum and Estate

The former home of Fred and Mabel Ruth Anheuser, also known as Fredmar Farms was built in 1867.  The home is full of family heirlooms, antiques and beautiful furnishings.  Visitors may tour the house and grounds.  Located at 6000 Windsor Harbor Road in Kimmswick, MO.

Arnold Historical Society & Museum

The Arnold History Museum features exhibits of historic artifacts, documents and antiques related to the local history of Arnold, Missouri.  Located at 1723 Jeffco Boulevard in Arnold, MO

Kimmswick Historical Society Museum

Housed inside the former Kimmswick Bible Church, the museum features displays of Kimmswick memorabilia including historical photos, artifacts and maps.  Visitors may also tour the Burgess Howe House, a 1840s restored log home.   Located at 6000 3rd Street in Imperial, MO.

Mastadon State Historic Site

[Photo Gallery]

The site features the Kimmswick Bone Bed, one of the most famous and extensive Pleistocene ice age deposits of fossils including a large number of giant mastodon bones.  A museum tells the natural and culture history of the Clovis culture.  Located at 1068 Museum Drive in Kimmswick, MO.

 

Johnson County Museums Johnson County Museums Complex

The complex of museum is operated by the Johnson County Historical Society and strives to collect, preserve and display the history of the Johnson County area of Missouri.  The complex is located at 302 N. Main Street in Warrensburg, MO and features the following structures:

  1. The Main Museum - The main museum of Johnson County history is co-located with the Miller Smiser Heritage Library.  The lower level features the Archives of Johnson County.  Exhibits of early pioneer artifacts and other items related to the local history of Johnson County are on display.

  2. 1838 Courthouse - The courthouse features a reproduction of the original courtroom where the 1870 Old Drum trial was held.  Exhibits on the second floor are dedicated to the events of the Civil War in Johnson County.

  3. Elm School - is an early 20th century one-room schoolhouse which was moved from western Johnson County in 1996.  It has been restored and today provides re-enactments of old school days. 

  4. Culp Building - features collections of agricultural implements, mills, and exhibits of homemaking in the 20th century.

McClure Archives and University Museum

The Archives and Museum features Middle Eastern, Guatemalan and Native American artifacts, a large collection of WWII artifacts and the history of the University of Central Missouri.  Located at Kirkpatrick Library 1470 in Warrensburg, MO.

 

Knox County Museums

Knox County Historical Museum

Located at 107 N 4th Street in Edina, MO.

 

Laclede County Museums

Laclede County Jail Museum

Housed inside the former Laclede County jail, the museum is operated by the Laclede County Historical Society.  Located at Adams & Third Streets in Lebanon, MO.

Route 66 Museum and Research Center

[Tour]

The museum features recreations of a 1950s gas station and diner along with exhibits of antique automobiles, route 66 books, magazines and videos.  The museum is located inside the Lebanon-Laclede County Library at 915 S. Jefferson in Lebanon, MO.

 

Lafayette County Museums

Battle of Lexington State Park  

[Battle Reenactment]  [Photos]

Standing on the site is the Oliver Anderson House which was the center of a bloody three day Civil War battle in 1861.  A visitor's center features information about the battle which occurred on the site.  Located in the town of Lexington, MO.

Concordia Area Museum

The museum is operated by the Concordia Area Heritage Society and features 3 rooms of historical photographs, historical records, memorabilia, military, farming and household artifacts and items related to the history of the Concordia area of Missouri.  Housed inside the Concordia Community Center at 802 S. Gordon Street in Concordia, MO. Call 660-463-7702 to arrange tours.

Confederate Memorial State Historic Site

[Historic Site Tours]  [Photo Gallery]

This state historic site was once home to the Confederate Soldiers Home of Missouri.  Today, visitors can tour the grounds, visit the restored chapel and Confederate cemetery along with 3 other historical buildings.  Sitting on 135 acres, it is a Missouri State Park and has lakes to fish in, walking trails and places to picnic.  Visitors may take unguided tours or guided tours.  It is best to call to schedule a guided tour as they are not available every day of the week but they are free and very informative.  Tours are about 45 minutes and include the chapel and cemetery.  660-584-2853.  Located at 211 West First Street in Higginsville, MO.

Higginsville Historical Depot

Built in 1889, the Higginsville Depot was purchased by Charles Aversman and restored.  Today, the depot is owned by the Harvey J. Higgins Historical Society and houses the historical collections they hold. The depot holds historical artifacts and items related to the last train depot in Lafayette County, Missouri along with railroad memorabilia and local history materials for the genealogy researcher.  Open seasonally in the afternoons.  The society is located at 1900 Main Street while the Depot is located at 2113 Main Street in Higginsville.

Lafayette County Courthouse

Built in 1847, the Lafayette County Courthouse is the oldest courthouse in continue use in Missouri.  Open to visitors during daily business hours.  Be sure to take a look at the column on the left side of the building.  There is a cannonball from the Civil War's Battle of Lexington still embedded in it from the battle fought on September 18, 19 and 20th in 1861.

Lexington Historical Museum

The museum is housed inside the 1846 Cumberland Presbyterian Church building.  Visitors will view displays and exhibits focused on the Osage Indians, Pony Express, steamboats, the Civil War, the Wentworth Military Academy, coal mining and artifacts related to the history of Lexington, Missouri and the surrounding area.  Located at 112 S. 13th Street in Lexington, MO.

The Log House (Need new link.)

The 2 story log house was built in the 1830s.  Today, the owner Janie Hodges Anderson runs an antique shop inside.  Located at 309 Broadway in Lexington, MO.

 

Lawrence County Museums Harold Bell Wright / Pierce City Museum

The museum features exhibits about the renowned author, Harold Bell Wright and local history exhibits related to the history of Pierce, Missouri.  Located at 404 North Walnut Street in Pierce City, MO.

Jones Memorial Chapel

The Jones Memorial Chapel is home to the Lawrence County Historical Society Museum and the historic Adamson Cabin.  Adamson Cabin was built before the Civil War and has been relocated to this location.  The museum features exhibits and displays related to the rich history of Lawrence County, Missouri.  The Jones Memorial Chapel may be rented for weddings and special events.  Located at 11110 Lawrence 1137 in Mt. Vernon, MO.

 

Lewis County Museums Lewis County Historical Society Museum

The museum is home to the Lewis County Historical Society and features an extensive research facility on Lewis County history and families.  Located at 102 North 4th street in Canton, MO.

Remember When Toy Museum & Historic Village

The museum features over 15,000 antique toys on display and in dioramas.  The largest collection of Marx Toys is housed inside this museum.  The museum is surrounded by an 1800s village with a pioneer post office, hardware store, general store and dry goods store.  Visitors will also find antique automobiles, a country school, and an authentic old fashioned malt shop from the 50s.  Located at 19481 State Highway B in Canton, MO.

 

Lincoln County Museums Lincoln County Jail Museum

[Informative Article]

The museum features historical items related to the local history of Lincoln County, Missouri.  Operated by the Lincoln County Historical Society, the museum is located at 211 West Collier in Troy, MO.

 

Linn County Museums

Cameron Depot Museum

The Cameron Depot Museum is operated by the Cameron Historical Society and features historic items related to the history of the people and places that shaped the community of Cameron.  The beautifully restored train depot is located at 202 North Walnut in downtown Cameron, MO.

General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

The site features the mid 19th century  Gothic Revival styled boyhood home of General John J. Pershing.  Also at the site is the Prairie Mound School where Pershing taught prior to his admission to West Point.  Located at 1100 Pershing Drive in Laclede, MO.

Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Park

The bridge, originally known as the Linn County Bridge, was built in 1868 and is the longest (151 feet) surviving covered bridge in Missouri.  Located on Dart Road in Meadville, MO.

Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Walt Disney Hometown Museum on Facebook

[Photo Albums]

Walt travelled by train to the town of Marceline, Missouri when he was only five years old.  He arrived at the very train depot which houses the Walt Disney Hometown Museum.  The museum features a collection of Disney family effects and interpretive exhibits focused on the Disney family and Walt's life growing up in Marceline.  The museum also houses a collection of Railroad artifacts.  Located at 120 E. Santa Fe Avenue in Marceline, MO.

 

Livingston County Museums Grand River Historical Society Museum

[Virtual Tour]

Focused on the history of Livingston County area of Missouri, the museum is operated by the Grand River Historical Society.  Located at 1401 Forest Drive in Chillicothe, MO.

 

Macon County Museums Macon County Historical Society Museum

[Photos]

Housed inside the former activity center for the Blees Military Academy, the museum is operated by the Macon County Historical Society.  The historic 1900 building has been renovated and features three floors of exhibits of items related to the history of Macon County.  The museum also houses a Genealogy Library for those interested in family research.  Located at 1402 S. Missouri Street in Macon, MO.

 

Madison County Museums Historic Madison County on Facebook

Historic Madison County operates a museum focused on the history of Madison County.  Located on North Main Street in Fredericktown, MO.

Battle of Fredericktown Museum

The museum features exhibits and information related to the Civil War Battle of Fredericktown as well as other events of local historic significance.  Located at 156 S. Main Street in Fredericktown, MO.

 

Maries County Museums

Old Jail Museum

[Lathan House Information]

The Maries County Historical Society maintains the Old Jail Museum housed inside the historic 1856 jailhouse located in Vienna, Missouri.  Collections of historical artifacts from around Maries County are on display in the museum. There are two log buildings behind the Old Jail Museum containing pioneer artifacts.  The Felker Log House was built in 1855 by John Felker and the Latham Log House was built in 1885.  Both log structures are open during the Old Jail Museum hours.  Located a block east of the intersection of Highways 63 and 42 in Vienna, MO.

 

Marion County Museums

 

Garth Mansion

Garth Mansion

 

 

 

 

Rockcliffe Mansion

Rockcliffe Mansion

Big River Train Town on Facebook

Train Town features toy train layouts and memorabilia.  Located at 320 N. 3rd Street in Hannibal, MO.

Garth Woodside Mansion   [History]

Originally set on a one mile parcel of land, the mansion as home to John Garth.  Today it is still being restored.  Offering a bed and breakfast along with the Woodside restaurant and weddings are often held here.  Located at 11069 New London Road in Hannibal, MO.

Hannibal History Museum

[Explore the Museum]

The museum is focused on the history of Hannibal through exhibits and artifacts.  Located at 200 North Main Street in historic downtown Hannibal.

Jim's Journey / The Huck Finn Freedom Center

[Virtual Tour]

Visitors to the Huck Finn Freedom Center will learn about the African American History of Hannibal.  The center is located at 509 N. 3rd Street in Hannibal, MO.

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

[Exhibits]

The museum includes several buildings.  The boyhood home of Mark Twain, John M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office, the Pilaster House / Grant's Drug Store, the Becky Thatcher House, Huckleberry Finn House and the Museum Gallery are among them.  The Interpretive Center is located at 415 North Main in Hannibal, MO.  The home is located at 206 Hill Street.

Mark Twain Cave   [Cave History]

The Mark Twain cave system was discovered in 1819 and has been offering guided tours into it's depths for over 114 years.  Well known for it's explorations by Samuel Clemens.  On Highway 79, 1 mile south of Hannibal, Missouri.

Molly Brown Birthplace & Museum

The museum is housed inside the 19th century birthplace home of the unsinkable Molly Brown whose birth name is Margaret Brown.  She is known as the heroine who survived the Titanic sinking tragedy.  She is also well known for her roles as a suffragette, social activist and American patriot.  Operated by the Hannibal History Museum Foundation, the museum is located at 600 Butler Street in Hannibal, MO.

Rockcliffe Mansion

[History]

Construction of this magnificent home began in 1898.  Home to the John Cruikshank family, the house sits on a rocky cliff overlooking the Mississippi River.  The home has been saved and restored.  Tours are offered.  1000 Bird in Hannibal, MO.

 

McDonald County Museums

McDonald County Historical Museum

Operated by the McDonald County Historical Society, the main focus of the museum is on the local history of McDonald County. Located at 302 Harmon in Pineville, MO.

 

Miller County Museums

Miller County Museum

Operated by the Miller County Historical Society, the Miller County Museum is focused on the history and genealogy of Miller County, Missouri.  Located at 2005 Highway 52 in Tuscumbia, MO.

 

Mississippi County Museums

Mississippi County Historical Society Museum

The Mississippi Historical Society & Museum is housed inside the 1899 Victorian Moore home.  Featuring 17 rooms, the house is filled with original antique furnishings.  Exhibits of artifacts and items related to the local history of Mississippi County are on display.  Rental for weddings and events is available.  Located at 403 North Main Street in Charleston, MO..

Warren E. Hearnes Museum

The Warren E. Hearnes Museum is focused on the life of former Missouri Governor Warren E. Hearnes.  Call 573-683-6011 for an appointment.  Located at 109 S Main Street in Charleston, MO.

 

Moniteau County Museums

Moniteau County Historical Society Museum

The Hall of History Museum features historical items from the past of Moniteau County along with the Moniteau Historical Society Library.  Located in the Cultural Heritage Center at 201 N. High in California, MO.

 

Monroe County Museums

Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

The small 2 room cabin is the birthplace of Samuel Langhome Clemens, better known as Mark Twain.  Born in 1835, he shared the cabin with his parents and four siblings.  The cabin has been preserved for visitors to see.  A museum and research library are part of the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site.  Exhibits tell the story of Mark Twain's life.  Located on S37352 hrine Road in Florida, MO.

Monroe County Museum

The Monroe County Historical Society operates a history museum features exhibits depicting the history of Monroe County, Missouri.  The museum is housed inside the Monroe County Courthouse at 300 North Main in Paris, MO.

 

Morgan County Museums

Martin Hotel Museum

In 1854, the Samuel Gray family bought a small log structure and created the first hotel in the area.  The old hotel guest registers hold the names of many Civil War soldiers who stopped for board and lodging.  In 1877, the hotel was enlarged and this is the portion of the building where the museum is located.  The Martin Hotel is furnished in original and period furnishings.  Located at 118 N. Monroe Street in Versailles, MO.

 

New Madrid County Museums

Higgerson School Historic Site

A restored one-room schoolhouse.  Located at 300 Maine Street in New Madrid, MO.

Hunter-Dawson Home

[Historic Site Video]  [Photo Gallery]

An antebellum mansion, built in 1860 and was once home to William Washington Hunter.  The home contains original furnishings including a collection of Mitchell and Rammelsberg furniture.  Located on Dawson Road in New Madrid, MO.

New Madrid Historical Museum

[New Madrid Earthquake]

Housed in a former saloon, the museum offers exhibits related to the history of the area and includes a nice collection of Native American artifacts.  Featured is the collection about the great New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812.  Visit at No.1 Main Street in New Madrid, MO.

 

Newton County Museums

George Washington Carver National Monument

[History & Culture]

The site is the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, famed scientist, educator and humanitarian.  A museum provides exhibits that interpret the life of George Washington Carver.  Located on Carver Road in Diamond, MO.

Granby Miners Museum on Facebook

The museum is focused on the mining history of lead and zinc in Granby, Missouri.  Located at 218 N. Main Street in Granby, MO.

Newton County Historical Museum Complex on Facebook

The museum is operated by the Newton County Historical Society and features a complex of historic structures including the old jail and sheriff's home, a schoolhouse, and a pre-Civil War log cabin amidst the grounds of the Newton County Historical Park located at 121 North Washington in Neosho, MO.

Longwell Museum at Crowder College

The Crowder College Museum of Arts and Sciences original purpose was to educate visitors on the traditions of Ozark culture.  Today, the Longwell Museum houses a collection of original oil paintings by Missouri primitive artist Daisy Cook, Thomas Hart Benton's original lithographs and exhibits from the Camp Crowder Collection.  Located in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Crowder College Campus in Neosho, MO.

Stella Historical Society Museum

The Stella Historical Society operates the museum and is focused on the history of Stella and the surrounding area.  Located on Carter Street at Ozark Street in Downtown Stella, MO.

 

Nodaway County Museums Nodaway County Historical Society and Museum

The three-story museum features exhibits of historical artifacts related to the history of Nodaway County, Missouri.  The museum also holds the historical material and documents for the Nodaway County Heritage Collection, the Nodaway County Genealogical Society and the Nodaway County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.   Open seasonally, the museum is located at 110 N. Walnut in Maryville, MO.

 

Osage County Museums

Bates County Historical Society and Museum

The Bates County Historical Society is focused on the preservation and promotion of the historical heritage of Bates County, Missouri.  The museum features exhibits about the Osage and the first white settlers of the area, coal mining, railroads, military history and other items and memorabilia from the past of Osage County.  Located at 802 Elks Drive in Butler, MO.

Townley House Museum

The Townley House was built in 1856 by Charles Phelps.  Known as the oldest building in Chamois, Missouri, the house was originally built of logs which have been now been covered by weatherboarding.  Myra Jane Phelps married Alvah W. Townley and the Townley family occupied the house until 1991.  Today, the house is being operated as a museum by the Osage County Historical Society.  Tours by appointment.  Located on the corner of Third and Main Streets in downtown Chamois, MO.

Westphalia Historical Society Museum

[Virtual Tour]

Housed inside an 1887 general store, the museum features exhibits of historical artifacts and items related to the local history of Westphalia, Missouri.  Located at 119 East Main Street in Westphalia, MO.

Zewicki House Museum

The Zewicki House was designed by Dr. E. T. Zewicki, a dentist in Linn.  Built in 1894-1895, the house today is being operated as a museum.  Open seasonally, the museum is located at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets in Linn, MO.

 

Perry County Museums Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum

The museum is focused on the 1838-39 Lutheran immigration from Germany to Perry County, Missouri, the origins of the Lutheran Church in East Perry County and the regional German-American culture.  The Zion Roots Family Research Library is also located on the premises at 75 Church Street in Altenburg, MO.

Saxon Lutheran Memorial

The historic site features over 15 historic buildings, 7 of which are log cabins including the  1820 Twyman Cabin and the 1840 Bergt Cabin.  The site is a memorial in honor of the determination and faith of the Saxon immigrants who came to this country to make a difference and establish the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.  Located at 296 Saxon Memorial Drive in Frohna, MO.

 

Pettis County Museums https://mostateparks.com/park/bothwell-lodge-state-historic-site

The site features the historic home of John Homer Bothwell, a Sedalia attorney.  The 12,000 square foot lodge boasts 31 rooms.  Built on top of two natural caves between 1890 and 1929, in several building phases, most of the furnishings in the house are original.  Visitors may tour the lodge located at 19349 Bothwell State Park Road in Sedalia, MO.

Pettis County Museum

Operated by the Pettis County Historical Society, the museum is focused on the preservation of the history of Pettis County, Missouri.  Located at 228 Dundee Avenue in Sedalia, MO.

 

Phelps County Museums Dillon Log House Museum

Operated by the Phelps County Historical Society, the museum campus includes the 1838 Dillon Log House, the 1860 limestone block jailhouse and the 1861 Courthouse building.  Located at 305 W. Third Street in the Courthouse Square of Rolla, MO.

Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology

The museum features Missouri geology minerals, rocks, fossils, mammoth tusks, maps and more!  Operated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the museum is located at 111 Fairgrounds Road in Rolla, MO.

Rosati Winery Museum

[Rosati Winery Museum on Facebook]

The museum is dedicated to the Italian immigrants who came to America and formed the community of Rosati, Missouri. Visitors will learn about the history of Rosati, the historic winery and the effects of Route 66 on the businesses along the historic highway.  Artifacts include vintage wine making equipment, old photographs, documents and business ledgers of the 1930s-1940s winery era and vintage wine bottles.  Wine tasting, purchase and sipping is allowed inside the museum.  Located at 22050 State Route KK in St. James, MO.

 

Pike County Museums

The Champ Clark House

[Champ Clark's Honey Shuck]

Known as Honeyshuck, it was the Missouri home of The Honorable Champ Clark and his family, this National Historic Landmark interprets the public life and political legacies of Champ Clark, Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives (1911-1919),... and his son, Bennett, co-founder of The American Legion.  The historic home still contains many of the Clark family furnishings.  Located at 207 E. Champ Clark Drive in Bowling Green, MO.

Clarksville Museum (THIS MUSEUM HAS CLOSED)

Located on the historic Great River Road (Hwy. 79), the museum contains artifacts and documents related to the early history of this farming community.

Clarksville Visitors Center & River Heritage Museum

Overlooking the U.S. Lock and Dam #24 in Clarksville, the museum offers visitors insight into the early times and history of the Mississippi River and Clarksville, Missouri area.  Located at 111 Howard Street in Clarksville, MO.

Elgin Cottrell House

The Hezekiah Elgin House was built ca 1845 and is known as one of the oldest houses in the City of Clarksville.  The Elgins figured prominently in early Clarksville history, building the Elgin Opera House and Hotel.  The Elgin family occupied the Elgin Cottrell house for more than 100 years.  Richard Cottrell, local artist and avid antique collector is lovingly restoring the home to it's antebellum glory.  When complete, the home will feature one of the most extensive collections of antique furniture, decorative accessories and formal portraits in the state of Missouri.  Located at 209 S. First Street in Clarksville, MO.  Please call Richard Cottrell at 573-242-9688 for an appointment.

Louisiana Area Historical Museum

Nestled in the Georgia Street Historic District at 304 Georgia Street, this building is just one of the historical buildings of area making it one of the most Victorian streets in the state of Missouri.  Inside the museum you will find artifacts, antiques and a Hercules Room from the early days of Louisiana, MO.

 

Platte County Museums

Ben Ferrel 1882 Mini Mansion Museum  

[Platte Co. History]

The museums is housed inside a federal Empire styled brick mini-mansion.  The house is furnished with period pieces dating from 1840-1900.  Focused on the history of Platte County, Missouri, the Platte County Historical Society is located in the basement of the house and features a genealogical library and archives.  Located at 220 Ferrel Street in Platte City, MO.

Bonnell House Museum

The museum features an historic farmhouse with original furnishings from the late 1800s.  Exhibits include Herbert Bonnell's pencil drawings and arrowhead collection found on the farm along with antique farm tools and implements.  Located at 20755 Lamar Road in Weston, MO.

Weston Historical Museum  

[History]

The Weston Historical Museum features exhibits of historical items related to the history of Weston, Missouri and provides genealogical materials for those researching family history.  Located at 601 Main Street in Weston, MO.

 

Polk County Museums

Polk County Historical Museum

The Polk County Museum is operated by the Historical Society of Polk County.  The museum is housed in the old North ward school building built in 1903.  Exhibits of historic items from the Polk County area of Missouri are on display including prehistoric artifacts.  Located at 201 W. Locust Street in Bolivar, MO.

 

Pulaski County Museums

City of St. Robert Museum

The museum offers displays related to the history of the City of St. Robert including historic photos, law enforcement memorabilia, fire department memorabilia and items from the old race track.  Located inside the St. Robert Municipal Center at 194 Eastlawn Avenue in St. Robert, Missouri.

The Frisco Depot Museum

Housed inside the former Frisco Depot, the museum features many historical artifacts and exhibits related to the history and culture of the region and the railroad itself.  Located at the corner of 10th and Crocker Street in Crocker, MO.

John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex

The military museum complex features the following museums: The US Army Chemical Corps Museum, the US Army Engineer Museum, The Us Army Military Police Museum and the Fort Leonard Wood Museum.  Located on Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri (See Map)

The Old Stagecoach Stop

[Vintage Images]

The historic site is a 19th century hotel featuring restored rooms from different eras from 1854 to present day.  Located on Interstate 44 (historic Route 66) in Waynesville, MO on the east side of the courthouse square.

Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society

Housed inside the 1903 Pulaski County Courthouse, the museum features items from the past of Pulaski County.  Visitors can tour the lovely historic courthouse.  Also known as the Route 66 Courthouse, the museum is located in the Courthouse Square on Historic Route 66 in Waynesville, MO.

 

Putnam County Museums

Putnam County Historical Museum

The museum is operated by the Putnam County Historical Society and features historical artifacts and items from the past of Putnam County. Located at 201 S. 16th Street in Unionville, MO.

 

Randolph County Museums

Randolph County Historical Museums

The Randolph County Historical Society operates 3 museums.  They include:

  1. The main museum and genealogy center is housed inside the 1884 building which once served as the Hagarty Grocery and the Hagarty Opera House on the second floor. Located at 223 N. Clark Street in Moberly, MO.

  2. The Randolph County Historical Society also operates the old Sycamore Apartments building as a museum featuring a period doctor's office, a general store, a bank and a post office.  Located just west of the main museum building.

  3. The railroad museum is housed in the old Pacific / Railway Express Office.  Built in 1889, the structure is being restored and offers outdoor displays, a Wabash caboose, Pullman car and the Indiana.  Located inside Depot Park on Sturgeon Street in Moberly, MO.

Ray County Museums Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives

Housed inside the former 1906 Clay County State Bank building, the museum is focused on the history of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.  The museum features exhibits of historic items along with genealogical research materials. Located at 101 E. Broadway Street in Excelsior Springs, MO.

Ray County Museum & Genealogical Library

Ray County Museum & Genealogical Library on Facebook

28 rooms of historical exhibits including a Civil War room, old school room, period Doctor's office, old farm shed full of implements, a beautiful quilt room and more will allow you to soak up some Ray County history.  Located at 900 W. Royale Street in Richmond, MO on the Ray County Fairgrounds.

 

Reynolds County Museums Reynolds County Genealogical & Historical Society Museum

The Reynolds County Genealogy and Historical Society operates a museum filled with historic items from the past of Reynolds County along with a genealogy library.  Located at 233 South 2nd Street in Ellington, MO.

 

Ripley County Museums

The Current River Heritage Museum

The Ripley County Historical Society operates the Current River Heritage Museum and a genealogical Library available by appointment.  Call 543-996-5298 for appointment.  Located at 101 Washington Street in the Courthouse Square of Downtown Doniphan, MO.

Pioneer Heritage Homestead

The historic log cabin was built between 1865 and 1867.  Home to George and sally Patterson, the cabin remained in the Patterson family for over 50 years.  After many more owners, the cabin is now a property of the Ripley County Historical Society who is restoring it and creating a museum.  Also on the premises, visitors will find a log barn and blacksmith shop.  Located one block south of the Courthouse in downtown Doniphan, MO.

 

Saline County Museums

Arrow Rock State Historic Site

[Historic Site Video]

Visitors may stroll through the history of a once active river town now known as the Village of Arrow Rock.  the historic site is part of the larger Village of arrow Rock which features quaint stores and antique shops.  The site was declared a National Historical Landmark due to the efforts to preserve the Old Tavern and the National Old Trails Road.  Visitors to the site can learn abot the history of Missouri in the historic buildings and newer visitor center.  Located at 39045 Missouri 41 in Nelson, MO.

Friends of Miami Inc. Museum

The museum features interesting artifacts and genealogy records related to the history and heritage of Miami, Saline County, Missouri.  Open by appointment only.  Call 660-852-3305.

Village of Arrow Rock

This entire village has been designated as a National Historical Landmark.  Associated with the Santa Fe Trail and westward expansion, the village includes many historical structures including the 1837 George Caleb Bingham House.  George Caleb Bingham is one of America's great artists and recorded much of the history of Missouri in his works.  Visitors will step back in time to an earlier day in Arrow Rock.  Located 13 miles north of I-70 on Hwy 41 in Saline County, MO.

 

Schuyler County Museums

Schuyler County Historical Society and Museum

The museum is focused on the local history of Schuyler County, Missouri.  The Schuyler County Historical Society operates the museum inside the former home of W. P. Hall, a circus operator, mule broker and general wheeler-dealer.  Open seasonally, the museum is located at the corner of Washington and Lynn in Lancaster, MO.

 

Scotland County Museums

Downing Depot Museum

Focused on the railroad history of Downing, Missouri, the historic depot has been moved to the Downing City Park for preservation and features railroad memorabilia and items from Downing's past.  Located in the City Park just west of Bondurant Street, 1 block west of Stone Street in Downing, MO.

The Downing House Museum Complex

The Downing House was built in 1858.  The Greek Revival styled mansion features 14 rooms.  The house today is a repository for Scotland County memorabilia and artifacts related to the history of Scotland County, Missouri.  Included is a life-sized model of Ella Ewing, known as the 8 foot, 5 inch, Missouri Giantess.  Located at 311 S. Main Street in Memphis, MO.

 

Scott County Museums

Chaffee Historical Society Museum

The Chaffee Historical Society provides exhibits of items related to the history of Chaffee, Missouri and the surrounding area.  Located at 109 S. Main Street in Chaffee, MO.

 

Shannon County Museums

Shannon County Museum on Facebook

The museum features historical artifacts related to the history of Shannon County along with an art gallery exhibit.  Located at 118 N. Main Street in Eminence, MO.

 

Shelby County Museums

Historic Bethel German Colony

Historic Bethel German Colony on Facebook

Bethel is an historic German colony led by Wilhelm Keil in 1844 from Pennsylvania to the area in Shelby County, Missouri.  Today, there are over 30 structures surviving and visitors can get a taste of what it was like 150 years ago in this living history museum.  Located at 127 North Main in Bethel, MO.

 

St. Charles County Museums Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing Museum

Featuring 3 vintage WWII aircraft and memorabilia plus a museum dedicated to the memory and bravery of those who have served, the Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing Museum is housed at St. Charles County Airport, Smartt Field.  Special events features air shows and plane rides are offered to visitors  Located at 6390 Grafton Ferry Road in Portage Des Sioux, MO.

Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center 

[History]

The last permanent residence of Daniel Boone was built between 1804 and 1810.  It is now open to visitors year round and offers a glimpse into the past.  The connecting Boonesfield Village, features over a dozen 19th century buildings which include a 1793 Spanish fort, Peace Chapel, an 1831 schoolhouse and the 1807 Sappington / Dressel Home.  Lindenwood University is in the process of making this a living history village.  Located at 1868 Highway F in Defiance, MO.

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

[Photo Gallery]  [Historic Site Video]

Built in 1820, the Brick Federal-styled buildings provided a home for the first Missouri State Capitol.  State affairs were run from this site until 1826 when the new Capitol was established in Jefferson City.  The historic buildings have been restored and contain 1821-1826 period furnishings.  Visitors may tour the first Missouri State Capitol buildings and enjoy the historic district which offers shops, restaurants and other historic attractions.  Located at 200 South Main Street in St. Charles, MO.

Frenchtown Heritage Museum

[Tour the Museum]

The museum is devoted to the history of Frenchtown and St. Charles.  Featuring displays of historic items and memorabilia, the museum is housed in an historic fire station.  Located at 1121 North Second Street in St. Charles, MO.

The Haviland Museum

The Haviland Museum is housed inside the Newbill-McElhiney House.  The original portion of the Federal-styled house was built in 1838 by Franklin S. Newbill, a wealthy St. Charles mill owner.  Today, the house is operated as a museum containing almost a thousand pieces of Haviland China, most of which are from the time period 1850-1920.  Located at 625 South Main Street in St. Charles, MO.

Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Nature Center

The Center features exhibits related to the Lewis and Clark expedition, St. Charles history and the Missouri River ecosystem.  Located at 1050 S. Riverside Drive in St. Charles, MO.

St. Charles County Historical Museum

[Genealogical Databases]

Housed inside the 1830s Old Market House, the museum is focused on the preservation and study of the history of St. Charles County, Missouri.  The archives features historical documents, photos and items related to genealogy research of the St. Charles County area.  Location is 101 S. Main Street in St. Charles, MO.

 

St. Clair County Museums St. Clair County Historical Society and Museum

[Inside the Museum]

Devoted to the history of St. Clair County and the surrounding area, the museum also features a research library.  Located at 660 Main Street in Osceola, MO.

 

St. Francois County Museums Missouri Mines State Historic Site

Housed in Federal Mill Number 3, it was the largest mill in the old SE Missouri Lead District.  Exhibits related to the early lead mining history of this area.  Located in Park Hills, MO.

The Space Museum

The space Museum is unique to Southeast Missouri in that it houses hundreds of artifacts dedicated to manís greatest achievement. Items include articles flown in space, flown to the moon and authentic space gear. The multinational exhibit comprehensively chronicles manís conquest of the ďfinal frontierĒ from his first faltering steps to the International Space Station and the planetary probes of today.  Located at 116 East School Street in Bonne Terre, MO.

 

St. Louis County Museums

Campbell House Museum

[Campbell Family History]  [History]

This historic home was built in 1851 and was home to the Robert Campbell family for over 80 years.  Containing many original furnishings and photographs, the museum is known as one of the most accurately restored 19th century buildings in America.  Located at 1508 Locust Street in St. Louis, MO.

Carondelet Historical Center

Carondelet Historical Society on Facebook

The Carondelet Historical Society and Museum is housed inside the former 1873 Des Peres School.  The society features exhibits related to the history of the Des Peres School and the local history of the community of Carondelet, Missouri.  Visitors will see school rooms furnished as they would appeared  in the 19th century.  Researchers will find genealogical and historical materials in the Bouchein Library as well.  Located at 6303 Michigan Avenue in St. Louis, MO.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

[Mosaic Museum]  [Cathedral Tours]  [Tour Brochures

The beautiful main building of Cathedral Basilica was built in 1914.  The lovely mosaics were installed in 1916 & 1917 by the Gorham Company of new York.  Other mosaics in the Blessed Virgin and All Saints Chapel were installed by the Tiffany Company in 1912.  Daily Mass is still held in the Cathedral.  The Friends of the Cathedral Basilica offer tours of the Cathedral Basilica and preserve the history and legacy.  The lower level of the Cathedral Basilica provides space for the Mosaic Museum which features displays showing how the elaborate and beautiful mosaics throughout the Cathedral Basilica were designed and applied.  The museum also features collections of historical artifacts related to the history of the Cathedral.  Located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis, MO.

Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion

[Photo Gallery]

The original section of the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion was built in 1849.  The DeMenil family transformed the home into a Greek Revival mansion in 1863.  Today, the home is furnished with many of it's original antiques and artifacts and has been restored to it's Victorian grandeur.  The mansion holds a collection of memorabilia from the 1904 World's Fair.  Tours are offered on a regular basis.  Located at 3352 DeMenil Place in Saint Louis, MO.

City Museum

[Video Tour]

The City Museum is housed in the historic International Shoe building in the Washington Avenue Loft District and features repurposed architectural and industrial objects.  Located at 750 North 16th Street in St. Louis, MO.

Concordia Historical Institute

[Brief History]

The Concordia Historical Institute is the Department of Archives and History of the Lutheran church - Missouri Synod.  The Synod's archives have been maintained since 1847 when the Synod was founded.  A reference room, a conference room and a museum exhibit area are housed at the site.  The museum features exhibits of area and Lutheran religious history.  Located at 804 Seminary Place in St. Louis, MO.

Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum 

[Virtual Tour]

Built ca 1845, this row house has been maintained by the Eugene Field House Foundation.  The house was home to children's poet Eugene Field who wrote nursery rhymes "Little Boy Blue" and Wynken, Blynken, and Nod".  The house features a Toy Museum, houses personal possessions of the poet and is decorated in period furnishings.  Located at 634 S. Broadway in St. Louis, MO.

Faust Park Historical Village

Faust Park features over 16 historical structures spanning a period from 1840 to 1910.  The The living history village provides a place to explore the lifestyle of the early settlers of St. Louis County and demonstrations of the skills they used to survive.  Blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, natural dyeing and other antique arts are demonstrated in the park.  Located at 15185 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, MO.

The Fenton History Museum

The Fenton History Museum is housed inside the 1906 Swantner House, one of the oldest remaining homes in Fenton.  Restored by the Fenton Historical Society, the house is open for tours.  Located at One Church Street in Fenton, MO.

The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park

[Kraus House History]

The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America's greatest 20th century architects.  The home contains it's original furnishings designed by Wright and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Located at 120 North Ballas Road in Kirkwood, MO.

Gateway Arch Riverfront - Museum of Westward Expansion

General Daniel Bissell House

The General Daniel Bissell House was built between 1812 and 1820.  The Federal Styled house was occupied by five generations of the Daniel Bissell family and bequeathed to St. Louis County in 1961.  Many of the original furnishings are still intact.  Available for tours by appointment.  Call 314-544-5714.  Located at 10225 Bellefontaine Road in St. Louis, MO.

The Griot Museum of Black History

The Griot features life-sized wax figures, art, historic artifacts and memorabilia to interpret the stories of African Americans with a regional connection who have contributed to the development of the USA.  Visitors can learn about accomplished African American historical figures. Formerly known as the Black World History Museum.  Located at 2505 St. Louis Avenue in St. Louis, MO.

Hanley Park & House

The one acre park is home to the Hanley Pavilion and the historic Hanley House.  Hanley house was built in 1855 and is the oldest farmstead in the city of Clayton, Missouri.  Today, Hanley House is operated s a museum containing original family furnishings, historical artifacts and other items representing an honest portrayal of life in 19th century Missouri.  Located at 7600 Westmoreland Avenue in Clayton, MO.

Hawken House

[History of Hawken House]

Operated by the Webster Groves Historical Society, Hawken House is open seasonally for tours.  Located at 1155 South Rock Hill Road in Webster Groves, MO.

Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum

The primary focus of the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum is the acquisition, restoration, display and operation of antique and vintage aircraft.  The museum is housed in 4 main display hangars holding 49 aircraft.  Located at the Creve Coeur Airport at 3127 Creve Coeur Mill Road in Maryland Heights, MO.

Historic Homes and House Museums of St. Louis

Good photos and information about the lovely old historic homes of St. Louis, Missouri.

Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, St. Louis

[Virtual Tour]

The primary focus of the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center is to teach the history and lessons of the Holocaust, inspiring al people to confront hatred, promote human dignity and prevent genocide.  Located at 12 Millstone Campus Drive in St. Louis, MO.

International Photography Hall of Fame

[Hall of Fame Inductees]

Focused on the promotion of public awareness and education regarding the innovators, technologies, arts and chronology of photographic imaging while honoring those who have excelled in photographic achievements throughout history.  The museum features collections of photographic equipment, tools and photographs through the years.  Located at 3415 Olive Street in St. Louis, MO.

Jefferson Barracks Museums

A Visitor's Center provides an information center, a gift shop and provides information about special events and rentals.  The Powder Magazine Museum features displays of artifacts telling the story of the history of Jefferson Barracks from its beginning in 1829 until it's closure in 1946.  Located at the Jefferson Barracks Historic Site at 345 North Road in St. Louis, MO.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

This well known landmark is famous as the "Gateway to the West", it is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson and his role in opening the West to the pioneers.  Located in downtown St. Louis on the Mississippi River.

Kemp Auto Museum (MUSEUM PERMANENTLY CLOSED)

The Kemp Auto Museum is focused on the art and history of the European automobile.  The museum features one of the most significant collections of Mercedes Benz in the US.  Located at 16955 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield, MO.

The Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

The museum features dollhouse miniatures in all scales with a gift shop and a library devoted to miniatures.  Located at 4746 Gravois Avenue in St. Louis, MO.

Missouri Civil War Museum

The Missouri Civil War Museum is devoted to the history of the Civil War in Missouri.  Exhibits of historical weapons, equipment, uniforms and other items related to the history of the Civil War in the state of Missouri are features on display.  Located at 222 Worth Road in St. Louis, MO.

The Missouri History Museum

[Exhibits]

Operated by the Missouri Historical Society, the museum features exhibits and artifacts related to the history of the State of Missouri.  Located in Forest Park at 5700 Lindell Blvd. in St. Louis, MO.

Museum of the Dog

Operated by the American Kennel Club, the museum features a world famous collection of art devoted to the dog.  Located in Queeny Park at 1721 S. Mason Road in West St. Louis County, Missouri.

The Museum of Transportation

The Missouri Museum of Transportation on Facebook

[Virtual Tour]

The Museum of Transportation has one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world, according to the Smithsonian Institution.  The museum features 129 acres of historic transportation vehicles including automobiles, buses, streetcars, aircraft, horse drawn vehicles and riverboat materials.  Located at 3015 Barrett Street in Ballwin, MO.

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum

Located in the St. Louis Ballpark Village at 601 Clark Avenue, Unit #102 in St. Louis, MO.

The Saint Louis Soccer Hall of Fame

Devoted to the history of soccer in the St. Louis area of Missouri, known as the "Birthplace of Soccer in the US".   Located at 5247 Fyler Avenue in St. Louis, MO.

The St. Louis Union Station Memories Museum

[History of St. Louis Union Station]

The Memories Museum provides historical artifacts and exhibits related to the history of St. Louis Union Station and rail travel in the United States.  Located on the second level of St. Louis Union Station at 1820 Market Street in St. Louis, MO.

Samuel Cupples House and Gallery

The historic Samuel Cupples House houses a collection of fine and decorative arts pre-dating 1919.  The collection includes the Eleanor Turshin Glass Collection.  The McNamee Gallery features exhibits of art by SLU students and faculty from the fine and performing arts department, as well as visiting artists.  Located on the campus of Saint Louis University at 3673 W. Pine Boulevard in St. Louis, MO.

The Sappington House Museum

Located at 1015 S. Sappington Road in St. Louis, MO.

Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

The historic home of composer Scott Joplin features exhibits about the life and times of Scott Joplin.  Located at 2658 Delmar in St. Louis, MO.

Soldiers Memorial Military Museum

The Soldiers Memorial Military Museum features military displays and memorabilia from WWI and subsequent American wars.  Located at 1315 Chestnut Street in St. Louis, MO.

Thornhill

Thornhill farm was the 1820s home to Missouri's second governor, Frederick Bates.  Today, the site features the house, barn, a reconstructed summer kitchen, ice and smoke house, orchard, herb garden and the family cemetery.  The home has been restored and is partially furnished to look as it did during Governor Bates life.  Tours are offered.  Located in Faust Park at 15185 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, MO.

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

[History & Culture]

The site features a Visitor Center with theater, the historic home (White Haven), the outbuildings and an interpretive museum housed inside the historic stable.  Located at 7400 Grant Road in St. Louis, MO.

World Chess Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame honors the great achievements in the game of chess.  Located at 4652 Maryland Avenue in St. Louis, MO.

 

Ste. Genevieve County Museums Amoureux House

[Timeline]  [Pelagie's Story]  [The House]

The museum strives to present the story of the life of Pelagie Vital Amoureux, a remarkable African-American woman who was born into slavery and made this beautiful house her home.  Part of the Felix Valle State Historic Site, the house is located at 327 St. Mary's Road in Ste. Genevieve, MO.

The Bolduc House Properties

The 1770 Louis Bolduc House was the first restored historic structure in Ste. Genevieve.  The French Colonial style house was moved to it's present location after the great flood of 1783.  Operated and maintained by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri, the Louis Bolduc House and its next door neighbor the Bolduc-LeMilleur House are open to the public seasonally along with several other homes in this Historic French Colonial Village.  Located at 121 & 123 South Main Street in Ste. Genevieve, MO.

Felix Valle House State Historic Site

[Historic Site Video]  [Photo Gallery]

A visit to the Felix Valle House State Historic Site is like taking a step back in time to the French roots of Missouri.  The American-Federal styled Valle House was built in 1818 and is filled with 1830s era furnishings along with artifacts related to the French community of Ste. Genevieve after the Louisiana Purchase.  Other historic homes at the site include the 1792 Bauvais-Amoreaux House.  Located at 198 Merchant Street in Ste. Genevieve, MO.

La Maison de Guibourd-Valle House

[Photo Tour]  [History]

Built in 1806, the home is open for tours and features a lovely historic garden area.  Discover what life was like in the era of Lewis & Clark.  Located at 4th & Merchant Streets in Sainte Genevieve, MO.

Sainte Genevieve Museum

The Sainte Genevieve Museum is focused on the early history of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.  Exhibits of historical artifacts and town memorabilia are on display.  Located at 3rd and Merchant Streets in Ste. Genevieve, MO.

 

Stoddard County Museums

Berry-Glenn Historical Museum

Housed inside the historic 1902 Frisco Railroad Depot.  Open one day a week or call for special appointment.  573-222-6951.  Located at the corner of Highway 51 and East Click Avenue in Puxico, MO.

The Dexter Welcome Center Depot / Heritage Museum

The historic train depot has been restored and features exhibits of photos, journals, clothing and railroad artifacts related to the history of Dexter, Missouri.  Located at 10 South West main in Dexter, MO.

The Heritage House

Built in 1870, the house has been restored and moved to Heritage Park.  Rooms of the house reflect a different periods of the different owners.  Tour anytime by appointment.  Call 573-624-7458.  Located at 307 Cooper Street in Dexter, MO.

Stars and Stripes Museum

The museum features the first issue of Stars and Stripes newspaper which was published in 1861 as well as military items from Civil War days to present time.  Located at 17377 Stars and Stripes Way (Highway 25 South) in Bloomfield, MO.

 

Sullivan County Museums

Sullivan County Historical Society Museum and Genealogy Library

[Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Railroad History]

Housed inside the 1898 Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Railroad Office Building is the Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum.  Included at the site, is a Genealogy Library featuring microfilm, documents, family histories and records related to the local history of Milan and Sullivan County.  Located at 117 North Water Street in Milan, MO.

 

Taney County Museums

Bonniebrook Gallery, Museum, and Homestead

Operated by the Bonniebrook Historical Society, the home and museum of Rose O'Neill, the creator of Kewpie Dolls is open to the public.  Located at 485 Rose O'Neill Road in Walnut Shade, MO.

Branson Dinosaur Museum

The museum features life-size dinosaurs, skeletons and fossils.  Located at 3916 W Highway 76 Country Blvd. in Branson, MO.

Hollywood Wax Museum

The museum contains wax figures of celebrities, movie stars, music icons and television stars.  Located at 3030 West 76 Country Blvd. in Branson, MO.

Kewpie Museum

Operated by the Bonniebrook Historical Society, the museum is housed in a replica home of Rose O'Neill, famed creator of Kewpie Dolls.  Exhibits feature her artwork and kewpie dolls along with the story of her life and times.  Located at 485 Rose O'Neill Road in Walnut Shade, MO.

The National BB Gun Museum

The museum features a large collection of vintage BB guns, vintage ads for Daisy, Winchester and other brands of BB guns and informational displays.  Located at 3615 W. Highway 76 Country Blvd. in Branson, MO.

Old Taney County Jail (new link needed)

The jail is the only civil building remaining from the original town of Forsyth, MO.  It is currently being restored to serve as a museum.

The Ralph Foster Museum

The museum is focused on the history and culture of the Ozarks region of Missouri.  Located on the campus of the College of the Ozarks at 1 Cultural Court in Point Lookout, MO.

Titanic Branson

Visitors to the Titanic Branson will experience the Titanic and view historic Titanic artifacts.  Located at 3235 76 Country Blvd. in Branson, MO.

Veterans Memorial Museum of Branson

[Inside the Museum

The Veterans Memorial Museum is focused on the American Wars of the 20th century.  Exhibits include military uniforms, military toys and action figures.  Located at 1250 West 76 Country Music Blvd. in Branson, MO.

White River Valley Historical Society Museum

Focus of the museum is on the history of the White River Valley and the Taney County area.  Exhibits have included historic remedies, the Great Depression, Religion, Hometown Heroes, Outstanding Women of Missouri and more .  The museum features a research library and gift shop / bookstore.  Located across the street from the Taney County Judicial Center at 297 Main Street in Forsyth, MO.

The World's Largest Toy Museum

[Gallery]

The museum features large collections of vintage toys from the past.  Located at 3609 W 76 Country Blvd. in Branson, MO.

 

Texas County Museums Texas County Genealogical & Historical Society

Historical & Military Museum

Focus is on the history of Texas County, Missouri.  Located at 300 South Grand Avenue in Houston, MO.

 

Vernon County Museums Bushwhacker Jail Museum

This jailhouse is the oldest surviving building in Nevada, Missouri.  Used as a jail for 100 years 1860-1960, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been restored for use as a museum.  Located at 231 North Main in Nevada, MO.

Bushwhacker Museum

Originally constructed in 1920 as a Ford agency and garage, the Finis M. Moss building today houses the Nevada Public Library and the Bushwhacker Museum.  The museum features over 13,000 square feet of exhibits, storage and workspace.  Focus is on the history of Vernon County.  The museum holds historical artifacts, exhibits about the Osage Indians, the Border War, dinosaur bones and other items of historical significance.  Located at 212 West Walnut in Nevada, MO.

 

Webster County Museums

Webster County Historical Museum

Housed inside the former Carnegie Library building, the museum features exhibits related to the history of Webster County, Missouri.  Next door to the museum is the archives for those who are interested in family history.  Located at 219 S. Clay Street in Marshfield, MO.

 

Wright County Museums Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum

[Rocky Ridge Farm] [Laura's Life]

Along with the Wilder home, are exhibits of artifacts related to the pioneer history described in the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Located at 3068 Highway A in Mansfield, MO.

 

 

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