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Address: 205 Grant St, Carthage, MO 64836-1604
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Cute museum

A lot of information packed into this small museum. Greeted nicely by a kind gentleman who had answers to many questions. Worth the time to learn about this town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Kilgore, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We love history and thought this museum might give us an insight to the history of the area. It is a small museum but has a great deal of items that are very informative. The gentleman at the desk was very good and gave us a very nice tour of the museum.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

A lot of information packed into this small museum. Greeted nicely by a kind gentleman who had answers to many questions. Worth the time to learn about this town.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I knew next to nothing about Carthage's role in the Civil War. The museum's displays and a short video were quite informative.

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Carthage, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

When I travel, I like to plan my route through some small towns if I have the time. I've found that some of the best museums are tucked away in many small towns. Carthage, MO is no different. The Civil War Museum may be small, but it sure is jammed packed with facts and artifacts. The guide can tell you... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

It was smaller than expected but the tour guide knew his stuff. I learned a few things about the civil war that I'd never know before and I have been to other civil war attractions like Gettysburg! It won't take long. Drop in while in Carthage!

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Rockaway Beach, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

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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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 154 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 13 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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