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Address: 205 Grant St., Carthage, MO
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Battle of Carthage museum

For such a small museum, this one is magnificent. It was full of history and information about the Battle Carthage and yet not so overcrowded that it all ran together... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Monica R
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Rockaway Beach, Missouri
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Rockaway Beach, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For such a small museum, this one is magnificent. It was full of history and information about the Battle Carthage and yet not so overcrowded that it all ran together. Interactive things for younger ones, video and audio information, and very helpful and receptive curators who knew what they were talking about and pointed us in the direction around town... More 

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Austin, Texas
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Lots of things to see. Very tastefully done. Lots of unique things. This is well worth your time. Easy to get to and find. Kids may not enjoy this, it the older crowd will. It's a great group venue.

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

An interesting stop. Passionate volunteer manning the door. Free entry. An important battle, the first we are told, was in Carthage.

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Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

my husband is a history fan, he really liked it. quaint and very educational, they even have a few souvenirs & books that can be purchased.

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Some interesting information about the Civil War in this area and the rest of Missouri. Low tech, and fairly small.

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Thank Patty S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

The place is quite small. Admission is free. The attendant was quite knowledgeable and friendly. Quite nice.

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Walden, Tenn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Thank civilwarguy
Wichita, Kansas, United States
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

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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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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