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Cole County Historical Society Museum

Within the walls of this museum, the history of Missouri unfolds. The building holds treasures of historical significance, beginning with the era of the Louisiana Territory.

Spacious rooms – some with specific themes, such as the Civil War – are appointed with antique chandeliers, rosewood and mahogany chests and settees, French mirrors and fine paintings.

The Civil War Room has uniforms, gear, weapons, flags, and objects relating to medicine, entertainment, and soldiers rations. A diorama depicts landmarks and fortifications in Jefferson City in 1864. Murals illustrate war-time events. Photographs and informational panels enhance the displays.

This is the only museum in the country to diplay inaugural gowns of its state's First Ladies at times throughout the year. The museum is closed December 15-February 1.

Groups of 10 or more require reservations.

Located across the street from the Governor's Mansion.

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109 Madison St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Additional Information

Open Seasonally Only
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
No Smoking
All Ages
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Biking / Walking Trails
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Less Than $10
Personal Check
Reservations Not Required
Advance Contact Required

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