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Carthage Civil War Museum

205 Grant St., Carthage, MO

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This small but neat museum has a great deal of information and lots of artifacts. It covers the Battle of Carthage, the first Battle in the Civil War, as well as Civil War in southwest Missouri in general. The museum is one Grant St. one block north of the Jasper County Courthouse.

It is housed in the 1883-4 City Hall building. As well as the City Hall, the volunteer fire department and the city police were also housed here. The City Hall moved to the Jasper County Courthouse in 1895. That left this building to the police and fire department. The volunteer fire department was replaced by a paid staff in 1915. It remained a fire station until 1980. It became the Carthage Civil War Museum celebrating the Battle of Carthage in 1992.

, It is closed on Mondays, but well wortth a visit.

Photo(s): 2016



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