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Carthage Civil War Museum

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Small but execptional

Great small museum. It tells the tale civil War battles of Carthage, MO. One of the earliest in the... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2019
Springfield, Missouri
local visit

stop by if you are in the area, great museum. not the biggest museum but they explain in great... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed February 2, 2019

Great small museum. It tells the tale civil War battles of Carthage, MO. One of the earliest in the Civil War. Great diorama that along with short film provide good over view. Not a lot of exhibits but they are very good and signage very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

stop by if you are in the area, great museum. not the biggest museum but they explain in great detail the battle at Carthage. didn't realize that Carthage was the first battle of the civil war before Bull Run. free but do leave a donation....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Small museum that focuses on the role Carthage and Southwest Missouri had during the Civil War. One large room containing displays and a diorama.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

This is a must see. Although small it has a lot of displays, and factual information. The curator was very informative, and dressed semi period. It’s located on a side street off the town square. It’s free, but donations are appreciated. The large war ground...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

One of the things that made this Museum special was the curator. He was incredibly knowledgeable and very passionate about this Museum. Although very small it contained a great deal of memorabilia and information. A short and informative film was presented but needs updating as...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Good opportunity to see a few of artist, Andy Thomas' prints. Clean museum , nice effort on behalf of the city. Opens early, 8:30, well before shops. A video is offered. Donations accepted.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Skip_N_Bud
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the museum; it is simple, but interesting. You have to be willing to read. I found interesting the info about Native Americans in the area during the Civil War.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MarkMertes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Nice little place and pretty informative. Receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful. Easy to find and enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 753rosemaryh
Reviewed March 5, 2017

If you like history, and in particular Civil War History, then this is a great little museum. Located right in town with plenty of parking, it is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank D-Butel
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Nice place to pay a visit to. Nice people there. Interesting history I was not aware about. Would like to come back.

Date of experience: February 2017
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