The Cole Camp Museum is located at 108 S. Maple Street, just south of Route 52, at the four-way stop in Cole Camp.
Cole Camp is a quaint town that holds a great deal of pride in their history to this area of Missouri. This museum is dedicated to those who came before us by preserving our local history as well as our heritage.
The museum is designed to afford the visitor a “walk” through the history of the area, from its earliest geological beginnings to World War II. The museum strives to present items from this community used by people and families from the Cole Camp Area. This is to ensure the museum accurately reflects the town, the community and its history.
Cole Camp is one of the oldest communities in west central Missouri, with the first settler arriving in 1829. By the Mid 1830s the town was established and the area around it was rapidly being settled. One of the first battles of the Civil War was fought two miles east of Cole Camp, and Cole Camp continued top be an important location throughout the war. The town and the surrounding countryside boasts of several pre-Civil War homes and buildings, most of which are still in use. The downtown area was well on its way to being established in the 1890s and remains the economic center of the community. The City has been awarded a state grant to conduct a survey of historical resources with the objective of having the town placed in the National Historic Register.
Museum will be open in May 1.
June 1 – October 31
Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
CLOSED Monday -Tuesday
Museum open on weekends Fri Sat Sun only in May and November
For Special or Private Tours Contact
Miss Lillie 573-377-2250
Miss Beverly 660-668-4997