A museum filled with information and artifacts covering the Civil War Battle of Carthage and the Civil War in southwest Missouri.


Tue - Sat 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m., closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Admission is free - donations are accepted.

Contact Information

205 Grant Street
Carthage, MO 64836
Phone: 417-237-7060

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Site Info

Wheel Chair Accessible

The focal point of the museum is a 7' x 15' mural painted by local Carthage artist, Andy Thomas. The mural features battle action on the courthouse square. There is a display on the outlaw Belle Starr, who grew up in Carthage during the Civil War. There are also displays on African-American and Native American contributions to the war and a diorama of the Battle of Carthage.

Though this site is not located within the boundaries of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, its themes and stories are connected to those of the heritage area.

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