The History Museum on the Square
10
155 Park Central Square
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-832-1200
Tue.-Fri., and second Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Beginning with the region's prehistoric origins, museum displays take the visitor through the earliest settlement of the region, on to the upheaval of the Civil War, and into the period of growth that followed. The permanent exhibit concludes in the late 1950s, when Springfield was named an All-American City.

Visiting groups can tour the permanent exhibits and special exhibits. Where else could you see mastodon bones, and a Civil War uniform?

The research collection contains more than 30,000 books and documents, including books by area authors, historical reference books, local family papers, deeds and maps. Our photograph holdings are particularly strong, with more than 20,000 historical photographs preserving images of Springfield from its beginnings.

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GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
  • gift / souvenir shop
  • This facility is on the National Register of Historic Places
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • No Smoking
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • fishing
  • biking / walking trails
  • golf
  • historic district
PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
  • pets are not allowed
RATES
  • less than $10
TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
  • Cash
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
GROUP POLICY
  • advance contact requested
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