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Civil War Museum

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Address: 205 Grant St., Carthage, MO
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Great Local Museum

Great way to learn about Carthage's rich history during the civil war. It is a small single room but it packs a lot of information and the employees are always nice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
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Carthage, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great way to learn about Carthage's rich history during the civil war. It is a small single room but it packs a lot of information and the employees are always nice and knowledgable.

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Jax, Ar
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12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We have been in large and small ones but this one is worth a visit. Also included info on Belle Starr and local people during that era.

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Springfield
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53 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Living in SW Missouri we are visiting as many of the civil war sites as we can this fall. This was a great place to stop and see. It's small, but the exhibits are great. Much information about the area and what went on during the war. We enjoyed visiting with the docent. I'm sure we will go back when... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My 3 year old and I were killing time waiting on his grandparents. He was so excited about the diorama that he had to show everyone.

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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I work near the square in Carthage and had no idea this place existed until I saw it while walking through the square to get some coffee. There is no fee, but they accept donations. I only had an hour lunch break, but it took me only 25 minutes to go through the entire museum-- that's without reading everything, but... More 

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Carthage, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Small but nice museum filled with art and local Civil War history. If you are in the area it is a great place to stop in and walk around a bit. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful, great little local museum!

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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57 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Civil War Museum in Carthage is not real big, but there is quite a bit to see and read. The museum shows the role Missouri played in the war. You will find out about other battles in the state and what led up to "The Battle of Carthage". Check out the large mural on the wall as you enter.... More 

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Joplin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I am a Civil War buff and this is really close to home. I never get tired of going through the museum and seeing everything they have, reading the articles and browsing through the literature available

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Raymore, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

As others have said, the museum is small but nicely presented and very informative, especially as Carthage was related to the Civil War. I had no idea that Carthage suffered as it did. I think this little museum is a jewel. There is a seven minute video presentation that unfortunately is shown over a television screen with less than good... More 

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Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This museum is small, but has so much to offer. Several pieces on display from battles, story behind the petticoat flag and a large re-inactment table. There is no charge to go but donations are welcome.

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