Things to Do

The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library

See Photo Location
The Library
Desert Storm exhibit
WWII exhibits
WWI trench exhibit

Stars and Stripes, our nation’s military newspaper, started in Bloomfield with the publication of the first edition on November 9, 1861. The museum focuses on the people who have produced this legendary publication over the years. With more than 7,000 square feet of exhibits, a replica WWII barracks in the barn, monthly kids programs, and monthly story hour for kids, the Museum offers much for visitors. Check our Facebook Page for more information. 

The mission of the National Stars and Stripes Museum & Library is the documentation, preservation, and communication of the iconic story of the Stars and Stripes newspaper and the commitment and service of the Stars and Stripers, our servicemen and women, and everyday citizens through exhibits, educational outreach, and special programs to further our freedoms and values.

Additionally, the facility serves historians, students, writers, and the general public. The facility has climate-controlled storage, handicapped accessibility, meeting rooms, and research archives.


Monday   10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Wednesday   10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Thursday   10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Friday   10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Saturday   10:00 am — 2:00 pm
17377 Stars and Stripes Way
Bloomfield, MO 63825

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking TrailsBiking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Donations Accepted
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not AllowedPets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
Personal Check
Travelers Checks