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Address: 205 Grant St., Carthage, MO
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A wonderful local history museum

The Civil War Museum in Carthage focuses on the early battle that occurred in and around the town. The exhibits are a bit homemade but crafted with care and the information is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Walden, Tenn
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Walden, Tenn
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259 reviews 259 reviews
89 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Civil War Museum in Carthage focuses on the early battle that occurred in and around the town. The exhibits are a bit homemade but crafted with care and the information is solid. The director is a very pleasant woman. The state historic site has almost nothing to offer, so if you are interested in this aspect of the Civil... More 

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a small museum but has a lot of information. The guy there was very knowledgeable and friendly. It's free to attend and includes local history as well as state history. You can go through in about 30 minutes or longer if you want.

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Carthage, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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54 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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