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New Madrid Historical Museum

1 Main St, New Madrid, MO 63869-1945
+1 573-748-5944
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Great little local museaum

Wonderful staff. Keeping inventory on pencil and paper so you get an idea quickly that this is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kentwood, Michigan
via mobile
Small but well done museum right downtown

Interesting details about the earthquakes and seismic activity that plagues New Madrid. Also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vikki K
San Diego, California
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Come see us and find out the story of the Great Quakes of 1811-12. We also have exhibits on New Madrid's role in the Civil War, the pre-Columbian civilization known as The Mississippians, and many other interesting displays. We are open 9a-5p Monday- Saturday and 12p-5p Sunday from April through November. December through March we are open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat and 12p-4p on Sun. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 7-17. 6 and under are free.
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1 Main St, New Madrid, MO 63869-1945
+1 573-748-5944
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful staff. Keeping inventory on pencil and paper so you get an idea quickly that this is going to be real people personal place. Great displays and a wonderful gift shop. Bought several things I saw higher prices later on the trip. Covers floods earthquakes...More

Thank BrinksLawFirm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting details about the earthquakes and seismic activity that plagues New Madrid. Also historical information about the Indians and european settlers. Worth a walk through.

Thank Vikki K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you did not know that the most powerful earthquake ever to have know to hit in the North American continent was right here in 1811-12 and went on for months. Few were killed because there were not many there yet. Many that did die...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Bored with museums? This one is not boring!!! It is a fascinating history of this town as well as a lesson on earthquakes! Need up-to-date info?? There is also a video feed of earthquakes around the world by size and date. The costs is $5-worth...More

Thank janmarieeoff
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

If you are in neighborhood make sure to visit. Collection of local artifacts, short movie and very friendly staff. In my opinion the information about the earthquake in early 1800's is most interesting. Never knew they had very strong quakes here.

Thank KeldCNielsen
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We visited the museum while touring the town with a friend. The lone staff member was friendly and knowledgeable. The museum was uncluttered, and laid out in an efficient manner for finding the varieties of artifacts. The progression through the museum follows a timeline, beginning...More

Thank Shapley_Hunter
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

After touring the Hunter- Dawson House, we drive to the river and had a picnic lunch. Then we stopped at the museum for a tour. We were there about 45 minutes which included two short videos--one about the town and the other about the earthquake....More

Thank BeachcomberMissouri
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to drive over to New Madrid, as I have history "buffs" in my family. This was pretty interesting. Admission was $5.00. A person. I enjoyed it. It was pretty interesting and worth the money.

Thank Krlewis416
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The most engaging exhibits are related to the 1800's earthquakes. The historical is ok but a bit outdated. Their were several nice Civil War and native american artifacts displays. A nice gift shop with geologic and local history items. Don't miss getting a civil war...More

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed 25 November 2016

New Madrid experienced an 8+ scale earthquake early in the 19th century, the largest earthquake in US history, this museum features that event and other historical events that occurred in New Madrid Missouri.

Thank Roadrunnergo
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