COVID-19 Travel Information

Powers Museum of Carthage History

This museum features displays devoted to topics of Carthage history during mid-April through late October. 2020 exhibit focuses on "Growing Up in Carthage" but currently due to Covid 19, museum is not open for visitation inside. To see a museum sponsored program on historic sites in Carthage, go to and enter Carthage MO in search location box. 

A local history library is available by appointment for self-directed research. Tourist info and Route 66 and Jefferson Highway information are available on site (2020 placed in receptacle at door) as well as a gift shop.

See website for more details on future virtual exhibit offerings, seasonal hours, monthly programs and off-season special events. Group tours can be arranged after-hours by advance appointment and fee (after Covid 19 closure period) . Located across from Carthage's Municipal Park and the Ruby Jack Trail is nearby to the west on Route 66 byway alignment. 


Open Seasonally
April — October
Friday   10:00AM — 02:00PM
Saturday   10:00AM — 02:00PM
Sunday   12:00PM — 04:00PM
1617 Oak St.
Carthage, MO 64836

Additional Information

Open Seasonally Only
Gift / Souvenir Shop
ADA Fully Compliant
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Tweens (age 6-12)
Teens (13-18)
Adults (18+)
Senior Adults (55+)
Historic District
Backpacking Trail
Winery / Vineyard
Biking / Walking Trails
Service Animals Welcome
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
Donations Accepted
Personal Check
Reservations Not Accepted
Advance Contact Required
Comp Policy Offered

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