We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Carthage Civil War Museum

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 205 Grant St, Carthage, MO 64836-1604
Phone Number:
+1 417-237-7060
08:30 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 39 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Great History

If you like history, and in particular Civil War History, then this is a great little museum. Located right in town with plenty of parking, it is well worth a visit.

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 37: English reviews
Cibolo, Texas
Level Contributor
42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Nice little place and pretty informative. Receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful. Easy to find and enjoyed our visit.

Thank Rosemary H
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you like history, and in particular Civil War History, then this is a great little museum. Located right in town with plenty of parking, it is well worth a visit.

Thank D-Butel
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Nice place to pay a visit to. Nice people there. Interesting history I was not aware about. Would like to come back.

Thank Jeannie T
Winnsboro, Louisiana
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Musuem is small but is very nice. The staff is there to answer any question. They have a nice selection of ranging from clothes to guns to newspaper clipping. If you are a Civil War buff you should enjoy. The musuem is free of charge.

Thank Robert K
Carthage, Missouri
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

One of the first land battles in a capsulized museum... a stop takes about one hour or less. Small inventory of artifacts.

Thank mantupm
Hicksville, New York
Level Contributor
78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

While following Rte 66 we found the museum open and learned quite a bit about the Civil War in Missouri. The displays gave a good concise explanation of the several battles and the effects of the War on the area. The diorama was especially well done. Worth a trip if you are nearby.

Thank Tom K
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We where just on a road trip and saw this museum. We stopped and it was a delightful surprise. The gentleman behind the counter was a fountain of information. He could answer all our questions and gave us info we didn't even ask about yet he wasn't a stalker that interrupted our conversation.

Thank vicky f
Kilgore, Texas
Level Contributor
277 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 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.

1 Thank sunni014
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Level Contributor
322 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 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.

1 Thank Sandra C
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
411 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 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.

1 Thank Denny G

Travellers who viewed Carthage Civil War Museum also viewed


Been to Carthage Civil War Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Carthage Civil War Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?