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New Madrid Historical Museum, New Madrid
(4.5/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • New Madrid experienced an 8+ scale earthquake early in the 19th century, the largest earthquake in US history, this museum features that event and other historical events that occurred in New Madrid M...  more »
  • The chief focus of the museum is the devastating earthquake which changed the topography of the area, but there are interesting Native American artefacts and Civil War and World War photos, objects an...  more »
  • This is an interesting place with the story of the 1 811 earthquake that effected not only this area but large surrounding land as well. Farm land was turned to sand, the river bottom rose up changing...  more »
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  • Has many great artifacts and cool interactives. Also, many things upstairs can be touched and held. It is a very good museum to learn about thr history of New Madrid and the area around it.
  • Pretty good for a local museum. Interprets the earthquake and civil war events.
  • Friendly knowledgeable owner. Combined with river overlook and ice cream shop two blocks down, a worthwhile roadside diversion.
  • The Civil War artifacts are amazing as is the original saloon bar from days of old. A real gem and a true treasure to behold. Don't miss the New Madrid Historical Museum even if you're just passing through. And pick up a few souvenirs of Southeast Missouri and the site of the great Earthquake of 1811-1812.
  • Surprising collection of items from history of southeast Missouri and New Madrid. Not recreations or images, but real items from Native American pottery, toys, and gambling aids, through Civil War weapons and uniforms, to the logging era, and modern farming. Local families and businesses donated keepsakes, and hunters and farmers have brought in items they've stumbled over in the fields and forests.