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History Museum on the Square

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Nice and rather small museum detailing Route 66 from inception to the beginning of the interstate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John R
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Whitehouse, Texas
Saw and read about things that I did not know.

Great information about WWI and the civil war that I did not know about. It is small now while new... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
CinAndy
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Bakersfield, California
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Located on historic Route 66, our historic Park Central Square buildings will be restored to preserve the rich history of our city. The expanded museum space will allow guests to explore the past using interactive learning features, and our staff...more
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157 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806-1313
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and rather small museum detailing Route 66 from inception to the beginning of the interstate highway system. 25-minute loop movie shows many motels and eating places in Springfield from the 1920s to the 50s. For a bit of old west history, be sure to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

Do Not Bother getting front seats for a concert. I bought tickets online and chose my seats so my daughter could enjoy close up seats to her favorite local band. The owner allowed rude, drunk and inappropriate group of people stand in front of us....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Hello Brandi, I apologize for your experience at the concert. This event was not a History Museum on the Square event, but we will make sure this comment gets to the concert promoters who ran the event. Thank you!

Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Great information about WWI and the civil war that I did not know about. It is small now while new museum is being built. It will be a beautiful museum once open.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank CinAndy
HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting us! We hope you can visit again when our new museum opens at the end of this year!

Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

This up and coming Museum for the City of Springfield, has a ways to go,but has potential. Located on the old city square in the historic Fox theater amongst an emerging restaurant and bar scene, it should find patrons to help support it. The museum...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for visiting us Kim! We hope you can come back when our new museum opens later this year!

Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

We saw this museum at their temporary spot at the theater. Learned a lot about WWI. It was very interesting to see the uniform and other artifacts from that era. They emphasized local people . It was a nice afternoon there.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank CinAndy
HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting us! We hope you can come by and see our Route 66 exhibit now on display!

Reviewed October 11, 2017

I have been in Springfield for five years. This summer my friend Dee took me on a guided tour. I learned that this area has such a rich history.

Date of experience: August 2017
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed September 6, 2017

Springfield's History Museum offers ongoing displays and special exhibits in a couple of historic buildings on old route 66. Indeed, a recent exhibit about Route 66 in Springfield made the Mother Road come back to life through their vivid, detailed displays. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you for visiting the museum. Please follow us on Facebook to see upcoming events and exhibits!

Reviewed September 6, 2017

If you like history and if you like Springfield, you'll love this museum. Still in the process of construction, there is lots to see. Historical items and video, antique items of clothing and many photos of Springfield's past. I really enjoyed it and would highly...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 16, 2017

The history museum on the square is a hidden gem in Springfield. The exhibitions are topical and relevant. Recommend that you add this to your "must see" list in Springfield.

Date of experience: August 2017
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope you enjoyed the exhibit and continue to visit us.

Reviewed July 11, 2017

I love being able to see the old fox theatre and what Springfield looked like before the square. The paintings are very beautiful as well as all the neat old gadgets and equipment as well.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Bailey R
HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you! We hope you continue to visit us!

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