New Madrid Historical Museum

Contact: Jeff Grunwald
Phone: 573-748-5944
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Dec.- March Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 4 pm, Sun. Noon - 4 pm, April - Nov. Mon. - Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. Noon -5 pm
1 Main St.
New Madrid, MO 63869
New Madrid County

Located on the Mississippi River in the former Kendall Saloon at the foot of Main Street, the New Madrid Historical Museum reflects the history of this river town from the Mississippian period up through the early 20th century.

The great earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 are well documented in the Museum's collections with the addition of the new earthquake exhibit. View real time earthquakes around the globe and build a structure to withstand an earthquake on their shake table.

Civil War enthusiasts will be particularly interested in the Civil War Room. Artifacts include a coat made in 1863 and worn by Col. Amos Camden Riley, cavalry breaches worn by Capt. William Riley, a housekeeper taken off the Shiloh Battlefield, powder keg and artillery shells from Island #10, and a remnant of the Confederate Flag flown over New Madrid.

Late 19th and early 20th century life is depicted in the Museum's exhibits. Furniture, clothing tools and utensils are displayed.

The Museum's Gift Shop features souvenirs, T-shirts, books games, toys and many other items for young and old alike.

Open Year Round.

$5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children 6-17 and Free for Children 5 and under

Now offering a joint admission ticket for New Madrid Historical Museum and Higgerson School Historic Site. Adult $7, Child $4. Visit both sites and save!


The Great Quakes
Civil War Display
Riley Coat
Family Living
Indian Artifacts
Gift Shop

River Heritage Association
437 Main Street :: New Madrid, MO 63869
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