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Address: 205 Grant St., Carthage, MO
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Lots of history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 attraction reviews
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
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
53 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
57 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
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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Raymore, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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