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Civil War Museum

205 Grant St., Carthage, MO
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Carthage
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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7 reviews 7 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
44 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Carthage, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a great little museum. Interesting displays and paintings by Andy Thomas. It is small, but it is well worth stopping by. The beautiful Carthage courthouse is right around the corner.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

As a CWB, I enjoyed the fact that Carthage has a Visitors Center dedicated to the battle there in Carthage. The docent was very knowledgeable and helpful. The Video presentation was very good. The store had a rolled document with a timeline of the civil war that I find very helpful.

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