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History Museum on the Square

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Birthplace of Route 66 Gallery
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Then and Now
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Welcome Center with view of Trains, Trolleys, and Transportation Gallery and Native Crossroads at the Spring Gallery
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Civil War in Springfield Gallery
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Wild Bill Hickok and the American West Gallery
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Pioneer Theater in the Pioneers and Founders at the Crossroads
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History Museum on the Square is located right on historic Route 66 in Springfield, MO. Our six permanent galleries tell the stories of significant events in Springfield and create distinct and intentional dialogues about objects, individuals, and history– dialogues that foster examinations of unique aspects of Springfield, Greene County and its people. A rich and vast collection of artifacts, photographs, and stories of the crossroads are combined using innovative technologies. Take a ride in our Trolley Time Machine, see if you are as good a shot as Wild Bill Hickok in a recreation of the first Wild West Shootout, explore what Springfield was like during the Civil War, and travel down the Mother Road to the place where Route 66 got its name. 

Walking tours of Springfield, special programs and events are offered throughout the year and can be found on our website.

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154 Park Central Square
Springfield, MO 65806

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities Within 10 Miles
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Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Discounts Offered
Group Discount
Military Discount
Military Discount
Senior Citizen Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Comp Policy Offered
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card