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Cole County Historical Museum

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Address: 109 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone Number: +1 573-635-1850
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Description: Within the walls of this museum, the romantic history of Missouri unfolds...
Within the walls of this museum, the romantic history of Missouri unfolds. The building is filled with treasures of historical significance dating from the era of the Louisiana Territory. Spacious rooms are filled with antique chandeliers, rosewood and mahogany chests and settees, French mirrors and fine paintings. This is the only county museum in the country to display inaugural gowns of its state's First Ladies at times throughout the year. The museum is closed December 15 - February 1.
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Happened upon the Cole County Historical Museum quite by accident. Had a guided tour by a retired school teacher who enthusiastically shared the history behind the exhibits and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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KCMO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Happened upon the Cole County Historical Museum quite by accident. Had a guided tour by a retired school teacher who enthusiastically shared the history behind the exhibits and artifacts. Pleasant, informative 45 or so minutes.

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Fishkill, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I liked the house, Cole's Studio and the landscape. There is a movie documentary on Cole's life and paintings; and a guided tour of 50 minutes, where rou can also see a gallery with Cole's paintings, and his disciple Church

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Columbia, Missouri
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was very surprised by how this museum was set up. I was expecting a small little building with some aging displays and not a lot of things out for us to see. However, the museum is very cool! It's a line of row houses that are all connected. One is set up like a home back in the 1900s... More 

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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I was hoping for a nicer experience for the tour, but, the tone was set by the tour guide. She was not friendly and acted as if our group of 6 were an imposition. She could not even answer any questions about the displays. I consider it a waste of time and money.

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

great hometown and state information, even though I live in Jefferson City,I learned many things and really enjoyed talking with the staff member, they were especially nice and friendly to grandchildren

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Museum is closed until February 1. Their website makes no mention of this whatsoever. Drove here literally for nothing.

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Fulton, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

yeah did not meet white glove cleanliness so do not expect to be visited by any presidents any time soon. Bathrooms were surprisingly enough clean. Had good time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

This was a great little museum. It contains many period pieces. The tour guide was the best part. She was fantastic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

The best part of this museum was the staff. They were knowledge, helpful, informative. They offered advice on events, activities, attractions, restaurants, and more. their knowledge of the area and history were amazing.

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