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Address: 212 W Walnut St, Nevada, MO 64772-2341
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+1 417-667-9602

County and regional history museum focusing on the Civil War, Native...

County and regional history museum focusing on the Civil War, Native Americans, railroads, U.S. military, and former State Mental Hospital. Tours also include the first Vernon County Jail,which is on the National Register of historic places.

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Excellent museum. Helpful staff

Great info on the border ruffians, local history, and uniquely - a 1800s jail. So many interesting exhibits and very well documented and displayed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Whitewater, Kansas
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Whitewater, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great info on the border ruffians, local history, and uniquely - a 1800s jail. So many interesting exhibits and very well documented and displayed.

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I can't believe I've lived here for years and only just now discovered this place!!! Very very impressed with this HUGE collection of interesting items, wonderfully presented, super friendly and knowledgeable volunteers... Of course centered on history of this area, but applicable to rural history of anywhere in the USA!!!! Very nice, new venue. Way way larger than I expected.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I went here because of the Civil War history. What I found was a great local museum that included natural history, American Indian history, 19th - 21st century life in Vernon County history etc etc. One of the previous reviewers said plan a couple hours to see it all and I'd have to agree - especially if you take the... More 

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Maroa, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Small fee to get in, lots of exhibits of area history. Includes short video of history of area and visit to the Jail. Some Bushwhacker items available for purchase. Very helpful and informed staff available to answer questions.

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

The Bushwhacker Museum in downtown Nevada MO consists of a great variety of antiques, Civil War and Osage people exhibits, an early 20th century doctor office, and an abundance of information on the history of Vernon County, MO. The self-guided tour takes approximately 2 hours and includes a tour of the Bushwhacker Jail, an historic stone jail located about a... More 

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Management response:

Thank you very much for the compliments. It was a pleasure meeting you. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We stumbled across this accidentally and were really glad we did. Great tour of a museum with lots of local information, antiques, etc. The short video at the beginning gave us a good understanding of the area and .subsequent tour was quite informative of a place I knew nothing about. There was a $5/charge per person, but it was worth... More 

1 Thank Sherry C
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We are very glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Bushwhacker Museum. The museum is open for tours by appointment, October 31st to April 30th. More 

Galesburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

If you are interested in the civil war, ask Eldon Stewart to give you the tour. He's donated many items to this great museum and his personal information is wonderful. I'm so happy we had him give us the tour and share with us. They did a great job in collecting items and displaying historical information. We loved it all.... More 

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Nevada, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

The Bushwacker Museum should be on everyone's list of "places to spend an afternoon". Such a wonderful stroll through history accompanied by fascinating articles, artifacts, and art. The volunteer staff and the curator are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and welcoming, ready and willing to share their time and knowledge for a few minutes or for a whole afternoon. Be sure to... More 

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south jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

There's a lot more history in Nevada than I anticipated. This is a good place to learn about the Bushwackers, the Jayhawkers, and the Kansas/Missouri border wars. It includes a trip to the jail which was fascinating.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

For a fairly small town, this is a well done museum with very nice exhibits. Don't miss the visit to the old jail. The staff are very friendly and helpful. It's a bargain.

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