New Madrid Historical Museum, New Madrid
Categories: Art Galleries, History Museums, Museums
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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... read 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... read more »
Stopped here on our way north to hear about the earthquakes and see the area where my family lived back in 1870. Museum was good but could use a few updates. However the outdated part adds to its char... read more »
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.
Friendly knowledgeable owner. Combined with river overlook and ice cream shop two blocks down, a worthwhile roadside diversion.
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.
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.
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