Where Gray Ghosts Walked
Several areas in Northwest and Central Missouri are marked on the Gray Ghosts trail, which is so named due to connections with Confederate Guerrilla warfare.

Day One

Arrow Rock Tram Tours

The entire village of Arrow Rock is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Stops include the restored 1837 home of artist George Caleb Bingham, the Victorian home and gun shop of J.P. Sites, and other historic sites.

Arrow Rock African-American Experience Museum

Reflections of African-American Arrow Rock, 1865-1960 is a permanent exhibit located in Brown Lodge in the village of Arrow Rock, a National Historic Landmark. Other sites with Civil War history include the Arrow Rock State Historic Site, which features works from Civil War artist George Caleb Bingham, and the Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site, where secessionist Missouri Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson is buried.

Iron Horse Hotel Bed and Breakfast — Blackwater

After a day in Arrow Rock, drive to nearby Blackwater, another city with multiple properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel has 10 rooms and a restaurant on-site.

Day Two

Boonville's Walking History Tour

See Boonville on a self-guided walking tour, featuring more than 20 points of interest, such as The Old Jail and Hotel Frederick. Boonville was the site of four Civil War battles, with landmarks such as Thespian Hall playing a role.

Prairie Queen Mural - Centralia

In this mural, notice the stagecoach as it represents events leading up to the Centralia Massacre.Flags representing both Union and Confederate forces are included in the mural because Centralia's population was divided during the Civil War. The mural is located at the corner of Railroad and Allen streets; also on Railroad Street is a Gray Ghosts marker at the site of the Centralia Massacre.

Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society

The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society archives the history of Callaway County. There is a history and genealogy library which holds most regular reference material and additionally, original probate court records, microfilmed local newspapers, photographs and digital access to records and indexes. While you're here, learn the Civil War connection to this county, known as The Kingdom of Callaway.

Loganberry Inn Bed and Breakfast

This 1899 Victorian offers five guestrooms, all with private bath, fireplace, down comforter, fine linens, robes and slippers. The inn features stained glass windows and marble fireplaces.

Day Three

National Churchill Museum

He didn't have anything to do with the Civil War, but Winston Churchill is one of the most important figures of the 1900s. From the Loganberry Inn, you're just a few blocks from this incredible piece of history and an inside look at a fascinating figure.

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