List of museums in Missouri

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This list of museums in Missouri encompasses museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including non-profit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Town/City County Region Type Summary
1827 Log Courthouse Independence Jackson Northwest Historic site website, mercantile operation, home and gathering place for the early Mormon settlers in Independence
1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum Independence Jackson Northwest Prison Operated by the Jackson County Historical Society
Adair County Historical Society Museum Kirksville Adair Northeast Local history website
Adamson Cabin Mt. Vernon Lawrence Southwest Historic house website
Agency Ford Museum Agency Buchanan Northwest Local history information, located in the Agency Community Center and open by appointment
Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks Springfield Greene Southwest Aviation website
Albrecht-Kemper Museum Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest Art website, collections of 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st-century American art
American Jazz Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest Music History of jazz music, located in the same building as the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
American Royal Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest Agriculture website, part of American Royal, exhibits about horse and livestock shows, rodeos and agriculture
Amoureux House Ste. Genevieve Ste. Genevieve Southeast Historic house Late 18th-century house
Andrew County Museum & Historical Society Savannah Andrew Northwest Local history website, includes collection of Navajo rugs and Kewpie dolls
Anheuser Estate Kimmswick Jefferson Northeast Historic information, information
Arabia Steamboat Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest Museum ship Recovered mid 19th century side wheeler steamboat and artifacts
Arrow Rock State Historic Site Arrow Rock Saline Northwest Open air Includes a museum of local history and the Bingham Home historic house
Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art Fayette Howard Northwest Art website, part of Central Methodist University
Audrain County Historical Society Mexico Audrain Northeast Multiple website, complex includes Graceland Museum, a historic 1857 mansion, the American Saddlebred Horse Museum, the 1903 Country School, and the Country Church
Auto World Museum Fulton Callaway Central Automotive website, vintage cars and memorabilia
Barton County Historical Society and Museum Lamar Barton Southwest Local history information
Bates County Museum Butler Bates Southwest Local history website
Battle of Athens State Historic Site Revere Clark Northeast Military Civil War
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site Lexington Lafayette Northwest Military Civil War
Belger Arts Center Kansas City Jackson Northwest Art Features a fine art collection and also holds exhibitions of art in various media
Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad Belton Cass Northwest Railroad Short line passenger heritage railroad and museum, formerly the Kansas City Railroad Museum
Ben Ferrel 1882 Mini Mansion Museum Platte City Platte Northwest Historic house website, operated by the Platte County, Missouri Historical & Genealogical Society
Benton County Museum Warsaw Benton Central Local history information, operated by the Benton County Historical Society
Bingham-Waggoner Estate Independence Jackson Northwest Historic house website, Victorian mansion once owned by artist George Caleb Bingham
Black Archives Museum Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest History website, area African American history
Bollinger County Museum of Natural History Marble Hill Bollinger Southeast Natural history website, fossils, Native American artifacts, Lewis & Clark exhibit, Civil War history, Will Mayfield College history
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site Burfordville Cape Girardeau Southeast Mill 1867 working mill
Bonnell Museum Weston Platte Northwest Local history information
Bonniebrook Gallery, Museum, and Homestead Walnut Shade Taney Southwest Biographical website, home and museum of Rose O'Neill, creator of Kewpie dolls
Boone-Duden Archives and Museum New Melle St. Charles Northeast Local history website
Boone Junction History Village Columbia Boone Central Open air website, operated by the Boone County Historical Society, complex includes 1877 Maplewood House, 1821 Gordon-Collins Cabin and 1890 Easley country store
Bootheel Youth Museum Malden Dunklin Southeast Children's website
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site Sedalia Pettis Central Historic house 31-room, 12,000-square-foot lodge with various eccentric construction details
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center Kansas City Jackson Northwest African American Legacy of Kansas City’s early African-American pioneers, artistic, cultural and social history of the African-American experience
Bushwacker Jail Museum Nevada Vernon Southwest Prison website, operated by the Vernon County Historical Society; old jail and 1880s jailor's home
Bushwacker Museum Nevada Vernon Southwest Local history website, operated by the Vernon County Historical Society
Calaboose (Missouri) Springfield Greene Southwest Police website, former jail housing a police museum
Calico Cupboard Toy Sewing Machine Museum Mountain View Howell Southeast Commodity information
Camden County Museum Linn Creek Camden Central Local history website, operated by the Camden County Historical Society
Cameron Depot Museum Cameron Linn Northwest Railroad information, operated by the Cameron Historical Society
Campbell House Museum St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Historic house 1880s Victorian townhouse
Cape River Heritage Museum Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Southeast Local history website
Carondelet Historic Center St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Local history website, operated by the Carondelet Historical Society
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art Church basement contains a museum dedicated to the mosaics in the church as well as some of the other artifacts found within the Cathedral
Center of Creative Arts St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art website, also known as COCA
Centralia Historical Society Museum Centralia Boone Central Local history website
Chaffee Historical Society Museum Chaffee Scott Southeast Local history website
Champ Clark House Bowling Green Pike Northeast Historic house website, also known as Honeyshuck
Chariton County Historical Society & Museum Salisbury Chariton Northwest Local history website
Chatillon-DeMenil House St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Historic house 19th-century mansion, features a collection of memorabilia from the 1904 World's Fair
Children's Peace Pavilion Independence Jackson Northwest Children's Designed to teach concepts of personal peace, social peace, international peace, and environmental peace to children ages 12 and under
Christian County Museum Ozark Christian Southwest Local history website, operated by the Christian County Historical Society
City Museum St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Multiple Eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of found objects
Clarksville Museum Clarksville Pike Northeast Local history website, information
Clay County Historical Society Museum Liberty Clay Northwest Local history Includes pharmacy items, weapons, dolls, household items, arrowheads, historic doctor's office, period rooms, tools, agricultural equipment
Cole Camp Museum Cole Camp Benton Central Local history website
Cole County Historical Society Museum Jefferson City Cole Central Local history website, also Upschulte House, a historic house museum
College Basketball Experience Kansas City Jackson Northwest Sports Includes the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, interactive history of men's college basketball in the United States
Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing Museum St. Charles St. Charles Northeast Aviation website, includes WWII aircraft and memorabilia
Community of Christ Museum Independence Jackson Northwest Religious website, part of Independence Temple
Concordia Area Museum Concordia Lafayette Central Local history website
Concordia Historical Institute St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Religious website, changing exhibits of area and Lutheran religious history
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art Contemporary art
Crane's Museum & Shoppes Williamsburg Callaway Central Local history website
Crawford County Historical Museum Cuba Crawford Southeast Local history website, operated by the Crawford County Historical Society
Current River Heritage Museum Doniphan Ripley Southwest Local history information, operated by the Ripley County Historical Society
Dade County Historical Society Museum Greenfield Dade Southwest Local history website
Dallas County Museum Buffalo Dallas Central Local history website, operated by the Dallas County Historical Society; located in Buffalo Head Prairie Historical Park
Daniel Boone Home & Boonesfield Village Defiance St. Charles Northeast Living website, operated by Lindenwood University
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art Sedalia Pettis Central Art website
Davis Art Gallery Columbia Boone Central Art website, part of Stephens College
DeKalb County Historical Society Museum Maysville DeKalb Northwest Local history website
Dent County Museum Salem Dent Southwest Local history information, brochure
Dexter Heritage Museum Dexter Stoddard Southeast Local history information
Deutschheim State Historic Site Hermann Gasconade Northeast Open air Mid-19th century German immigrant family life
Dillard Mill State Historic Site Davisville Crawford Southeast Mill Early 20th century water-powered grist mill
Dillingham-Lewis Museum Blue Springs Jackson Northwest Local history website, operated by the Blue Springs Historical Society
Dinosaur Walk Museum Branson Taney Southwest Natural history Life-size dinosaur figures, skeletons, fossils
Discovery Center of Springfield Springfield Greene Southwest Science Hands-on science exhibits
Doc's Museum Jamesport Daviess Northwest Automotive website, antique cars and tractors
Doling Park Museum Springfield Greene Southwest Amusement website, history of a former amusement park
Douglas County Museum Ava Douglas Southwest Local history website, operated by the Douglas County (MO) Historical & Genealogical Society
Dunklin County Museum Kennett Dunklin Southeast Local history Local history, open on Wednesdays
Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology Rolla Phelps Southeast Natural history website, operated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Edna Cuddy Memorial House Bethany Harrison Northwest Historic house information, operated by the Harrison County Historical Society
Elizabeth Rozier Gallery Jefferson City Cole Central Art website, located at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site
Ellsinore Pioneer Museum Ellsinore Carter Southwest Local history website
Enns Entomology Museum Columbia Boone Central Natural history website, insects, part of University of Missouri
Epps-Houts Museum Poplar Bluff Butler Southeast Art information
Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Multiple Historic home focusing on Roswell Field and Dred Scott, Eugene Field, and toys
Excelsior Springs Museum Excelsior Springs Clay Northwest Local history website
Faust Village Chesterfield St. Louis Northeast Open air website, located in Faust Park
Fenton Historical Museum Fenton St. Louis Northeast Local history website, operated by the Fenton Historical Society
Felix Vallé House State Historic Site Ste. Genevieve Ste. Genevieve Southeast Historic House 1830s Historic home and mercantile of Felix and Odile Vallé
Fire Department Museum of Missouri Willow Springs Howell Southwest Commodity website, photos, antique fire engines, soda pop bottles and vending machines
First Due Museum Hazelwood St. Louis Northeast Firefighting website, located in the St. Louis Mills Mall
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site St. Charles St. Charles Northeast History Site of state's first government in the early 19th century
Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center Museum Springfield Greene Southwest Religious website
Fort Davidson State Historic Site Pilot Knob Iron Southeast Military Park and museum, fort’s old earthworks, two Confederate burial trenches and a visitor center about the Battle of Fort Davidson during the Civil War
Fort Osage National Historic Landmark Sibley Jackson Northwest Military 1812 fort
Kraus House St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Historic house 1950s house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Fred Bear Museum Springfield Greene Southwest Sports Archery and bowhunting history, life of bowhunter Fred Bear
Frenchtown Heritage Museum St. Charles St. Charles Northeast Local history website
Gallery 210 St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art website, part of University of Missouri–St. Louis
Gasconade County Historical Society Museum Owensville Gasconade Northeast Local history information
General Sweeny's Museum of Civil War History Malden Dunklin Southeast Military information
General Daniel Bissell House St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Historic house website, early 19th century home of General Daniel Bissell
Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site Laclede Linn Northeast Historic house Mid 19th century boyhood home of General John J. Pershing
George Caleb Bingham Gallery Columbia Boone Central Art website, part of University of Missouri
George Washington Carver National Monument Diamond Newton Southwest Biographical Park and 19th century boyhood farm home of scientist George Washington Carver
Glenn House Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Southeast Historic house Late Victorian period house
Glore Psychiatric Museum Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest Medical History of what was once known as the “State Lunatic Asylum No. 2”
Golden Missouri Pioneer Museum Golden Barry Southwest History website, includes Early American Pattern glassware, Native American arrowheads and artifacts, minerals, and collections of pocket watches, baseball cards, Civil War and pioneer artifacts and tools
Grand River Historical Society Museum Chillicothe Livingston Northwest Local history website
Grandview Depot Museum Grandview Jackson Northwest Railroad information, operated by the Grandview Historical Society
Gray/Campbell Farmstead Springfield Greene Southwest Historic house website
Greenlease Art Gallery Kansas City Jackson Northwest Art Part of Rockhurst University
Griot Museum of Black History St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art website, life-size wax figures, art, artifacts and memorabilia to interpret the stories of important African Americans with a regional connection; formerly the Black World History Museum
Grundy County Museum Trenton Grundy Northwest Local history website
La Maison de Guibourd Ste. Genevieve Ste. Genevieve Southeast Historic House French-Colonial home and gardens of Jacques Jean Rene Guibourd built in 1806 shows life as it was in the early 19th century, operated by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Inc.
Hallmark Visitor Center Kansas City Jackson Northwest Commodity website, exhibits of historic Hallmark cards, ornaments, art, collectibles and Hallmark Cards company history
Harlin Museum West Plains Howell Southwest Multiple website, art and local history
Harold Bell Wright Museum Pierce City Lawrence Southwest Local history website, author Harold Bell Wright and local history exhibits
Harris-Kearney House Kansas City Jackson Northwest Historic house website, operated by the Westport Historical Society
Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site Lamar Barton Southwest Historic house Late 19th century period birthplace home of President Harry Truman
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site Grandview Jackson Northwest Historic house Late 19th-century farmhouse built by Harry Truman's maternal grandmother
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site Independence Jackson Northwest Historic house Home of Harry S Truman from the 1919 until his death in 1972
Harry S Truman Office and Courtroom Independence Jackson Northwest Biographical Office used by Harry S. Truman during his early political years, located in the Jackson County Courthouse
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum Independence Jackson Northwest Biographical Papers, books, and other historical materials relating to the 33rd President of the United States Harry S Truman
Haviland Museum St. Charles St. Charles Northeast Decorative arts website, Haviland china collection
Hawken House Museum Webster Groves St. Louis Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Webster Groves Historical Society, Victorian Federal/Greek Revival style farmhouse
Henry County Museum Clinton Henry Central Open air website
Hermann Fire Company Museum Hermann Gasconade Northeast Firefighting information
Hickory County Museum Hermitage Hickory Central Local history website, operated by the Hickory County Historical Society
Higgerson School Historic Site New Madrid New Madrid Southeast School website
Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum Maryland Heights St. Louis Northeast Aviation Located at Creve Coeur Airport, mostly fabric-covered historic aircraft and biplanes from the inter-war years
Historic Bethel German Colony Bethel Shelby Northeast Open air website
Historic Hanley House Clayton St. Louis Northeast Historic house website, Victorian period farmstead
History Museum for Springfield-Greene County Springfield Greene Southwest Local history website
Hollywood Wax Museum Branson Taney Southwest Wax Dedicated solely to celebrities
Hulston Mill Park Greenfield Dade Southwest Open air website, includes the historic Hulston Mill, operated by the Dade County Historical Society and several log cabins
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site New Madrid New Madrid Southeast Historic house Mid 19th century period mansion
International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art Also known as IPHF, exhibits include history of photography, cameras and equipment, changing exhibits of historic and contemporary photography
Irish Museum and Cultural Center Kansas City Jackson Northwest Ethnic Irish and Irish-American community, culture, history, and heritage in the greater Kansas City area and region
Iron County Historical Society Museum Arcadia Iron Southeast Local history website
James Farm Kearney Clay Northwest Biographical website, birthplace of Jesse James
J.C. Penney Museum Hamilton Caldwell Northwest Biographical website, information
Jefferson Barracks Museums Maryland Heights St. Louis Northeast Military website, includes several museum buildings related to the history of Jefferson Barracks Military Post
Jesse James Home Museum Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest Biographical House where Jesse James was gunned down
Jefferson Landing State Historic Site Jefferson City Cole Central Transportation Exhibits on river transportation, site also includes Elizabeth Rozier Gallery
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial St. Louis St. Louis Northeast History Includes Museum of Westward Expansion and Old Courthouse
John B Mahaffey Museum Complex Fort Leonard Wood Pulaski Central Military website, includes US Army Chemical Corps Museum, US Army Engineer Museum, US Army Military Police Museum, Fort Leonard Wood Museum
John Colter Memorial and Visitors Center New Haven Franklin Northeast Local history website
Johnson County Historic Complex Warrensburg Johnson Southwest Open air information, includes the Mary Miller Smiser Heritage Library & Museum, Original Johnson County Courthouse, Agriculture Building and One Room School; operated by the Johnson County Historical Society
John Wornall House Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest Historic house Pre-Civil War era house
Joplin Museum Complex Joplin Jasper Southwest Multiple website, includes the Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum, Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum, The Empire District Electric Company Museum, the Joplin Sports Authority Sports Hall of Fame, and the National Historical Cookie Cutter Museum
Kansas City Fire Brigade Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest Firefighting information, scroll to listing
Kansas City Garment District Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest History Clothing, hats, photos of the period, period tools of the trade such as sewing machines, scissors and industrial fabric cutters
Kansas City Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest Multiple History, natural history, art
Kemp Auto Museum Chesterfield St. Louis Northeast Automotive website
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Kansas City Jackson Northwest Art Works created after the 1913 Armory Show to works by present-day artists
Kimmswick Historical Society Museum Kimmswick Jefferson Northeast Local history information
Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society Museum Fulton Callaway Central Local history website
Laclede County Historical Society Museum Lebanon Laclede Central Local history website
Larson Gallery Columbia Boone Central Art website, part of Columbia College
Laumeier Sculpture Park St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art 105-acre (0.42 km2) open air museum with over 70 sculptures
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum Mansfield Wright Southwest Biographical Home of author Laura Ingalls Wilder from 1896 until her death in 1957
Lawrence County Historical Society Museum Mt. Vernon Lawrence Southwest Local history website
Lee's Summit Historical Museum Lee's Summit Jackson Northwest Local history website, housed in the 1905 train depot
Leila's Hair Museum Independence Jackson Northwest Commodity Contains wreaths and jewelry containing, or made of, human hair dating before 1900
Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center St. Charles St. Charles Northeast History website, exhibits relating to the Lewis and Clark expedition, historic St. Charles, and the Missouri River ecosystem
Lewis County Historical Society Library & Museum Canton Lewis Northeast Local history information
Lexington Historical Museum Lexington Lafayette Northwest Local history Located in a mid-19th century church building, exhibits include steamboats, coal mining, Osage Indians and the Wentworth Military Academy
Liberty Jail Liberty Clay Northwest Jail Former jail where Joseph Smith, Jr. and others were imprisoned from 1838 to 1839 during the Mormon War
Liberty Memorial Kansas City Jackson Northwest Military Houses the National World War I Museum
Lone Jack Battlefield Museum Lone Jack Jackson Northwest Civil War website
Louis Bolduc House Ste. Genevieve Ste. Genevieve Southeast Historic house Operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri
Louisiana Area Historical Museum Louisiana Pike Northeast Local history information
Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum Altenburg Perry Southeast Local history website, operated by the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society, history and culture of the German Saxon immigration to East Perry County in the early 19th century
MAAPS Military Museum Malden Dunklin Southeast Aviation website
Malden Historical Museum Malden Dunklin Southeast Local history website
Margaret Harwell Art Museum Poplar Bluff Butler Southeast Art website
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site Florida Monroe Northeast Biographical Two-room rented cabin where author Mark Twain was born
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Hannibal Marion Northeast Biographical Complex includes author Mark Twain's 19th century boyhood home and other historic houses
Mastodon State Historic Site Imperial Jefferson Northeast Archaeology Site of Pleistocene ice age deposits and Clovis culture artifacts
May Gallery Webster Groves St. Louis Northeast Art website, part of Webster University
McDonald County Historical Museum Pineville McDonald Southwest Local history website
Mid-Missouri Museum of Independent Telephone Pioneers Blackwater Cooper Central Technology information
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art Part of Washington University in St. Louis, collections include 19th, 20th, and 21st-century European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, installations, and photographs
Miller County Museum Tuscumbia Miller Central Local history website
Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Commodity website, doll houses and miniatures
Missouri Civil War Museum Lemay St. Louis Northeast Military website, located in Jefferson Barracks Military Post
Missouri Governor's Mansion Jefferson City Cole Central Historic house 1870s mansion
Missouri History Museum St. Louis St. Louis Northeast History Operated by the Missouri Historical Society
Missouri Journalism Hall of Fame Washington Franklin Northwest Hall of fame information
Missouri Mines State Historic Site Park Hills St. Francois Southeast Industry Lead and zinc mining and geology
Missouri State Capitol Jefferson City Cole Central History
Missouri State Museum Jefferson City Cole Central Multiple Missouri history, natural history, and cultural resources history
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Springfield Greene Southwest Sports Memorabilia of Missouri athletes and interactive displays
Missouri Town 1855 Lee's Summit Jackson Northwest Living website
Moark Regional Railroad Museum Poplar Bluff Butler Southeast Railroad information
Molly Brown Birthplace & Museum Hannibal Marion Northeast Biographical website
Money Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest Numismatic Exhibits on the Federal Reserve, nation's financial system, coin collections; operated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Monroe County Museum (Missouri) Paris Monroe Northeast Local history website, operated by the Monroe County Historical Society, located in the Monroe County Courthouse
Moore Home East Prairie Mississippi Southeast Local history information, [ information, scroll to listing], operated by the Mississippi County Historical Society Museum
Morgan County Historical Society Museum Versailles Morgan Central Local history website
Mormon Visitor's Center Independence Jackson Northwest Religious website
Museum of Anthropology Columbia Boone Central Anthropology website, part of University of Missouri
Museum of Art and Archaeology Columbia Boone Central Art Part of the University of Missouri, also Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern art works and artifacts
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art website, part of Saint Louis University, interfaith museum of contemporary art that engages religious and spiritual themes
Museum of the Dog St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art website, collection of art devoted to the dog, operated by the American Kennel Club
Museum at the German School Hermann Gasconade Northeast Local history website, operated by Historic Hermann
Museum of Transportation Kirkwood St. Louis Northeast Transportation Antique cars, boats, a plane, locomotives and railroad equipment
Nance Museum Lone Jack Jackson Northwest Cultural website, collection of Saudi Arabian art and artifacts open by appointment, article about the museum
Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site Ash Grove Greene Northeast Historic house 1830s period home of Nathan Boone, son of Daniel Boone
National Airline History Museum Kansas City Clay Northwest Aviation Located at the Kansas City Downtown Airport, history of commercial aviation
National Churchill Museum Fulton Callaway Central Biographical Life and times of Sir Winston Churchill, part of Westminster College, formerly the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library
National Frontier Trails Museum Independence Jackson Northwest History website, history of America’s principle western trails
National Military Heritage Museum Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest Military website
National Silk Art Museum Weston Platte Northwest Art website, French silk tapestries
National Toy and Miniature Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest Toy Classic toys and fine-scale miniatures (formerly the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City)
The National World War I Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest History WWI artifacts in interactive displays
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest Sports History of the Negro Leagues, located in the same building as the American Jazz Museum
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City Jackson Northwest Art Collections include European paintings, Asian art, American paintings and photography
New Madrid Historical Museum New Madrid New Madrid Southeast Local history website
Newton County Historical Park Neosho Newton Southwest Open air website, includes Newton County Historical Society Museum, Newton County School No. 111 and Log Cabin
Nodaway County Historical Society Museum Maryville Nodaway Northwest Local history Local history and culture
Old Cooper County Jail & Hanging Barn Boonville Cooper Central Jail website, operated by the Friends of Historic Boonville
Old Courthouse St. Louis St. Louis Northeast History Part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, site of Dred Scott trial, houses dioramas of westward expansion and settlement of Missouri
Old Stagecoach Stop Waynesville Pulaski Central Historic site website
Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum Ash Grove Greene Southwest African American website
Ozark Heritage Museum Salem Dent Southwest Local history information
Patee House Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest Multiple United States history, transportation vehicles, recreated streets of Old St. Joseph in the 1860s-1880s, Western art
Phelps County Museum Rolla Phelps Southeast Local history website, operated by the Phelps County Historical Society, located in the Dillon Log House, also operates the Old Courthouse and the Old Jail in Historic Phelps County Square
Pioneer Heritage Homestead Doniphan Ripley Southwest Open air website, 1865 log cabin museum, log barn and a blacksmith shop
Pioneer Spring Cabin Independence Jackson Northwest Historic house information
Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum Pleasant Hill Cass Northwest Local history website
Polk County Museum Bolivar Polk Southwest Local history website
Pony Express Museum Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest Transportation History of the Pony Express
Poplar Bluff Historical Museum Poplar Bluff Butler Southeast Local history information, operated by the Butler County Historical Society
Poplar Bluff Railroad Museum Poplar Bluff Butler Southeast Railroad website
Poplar Heights Farm Butler Bates Southwest Living website, 1870s farm
Powers Museum Carthage Jasper Southwest Local history website
Pulaski County Courthouse Museum Waynesville Pulaski Central Local history website
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art Contemporary art, architecture and culture
Puppetry Arts Institute Independence Jackson Northwest Entertainment website, puppet theater and museum with hand puppets and marionettes
Railroad Historical Museum Springfield Greene Southwest Railway website
Ralph Foster Museum Point Lookout Taney Southwest Local history Part of College of the Ozarks, history and culture of the Ozarks region
Randolph County Historical Museum Moberly Randolph Northeast Local history website, operated by the Randolph County Historical Society
Ray County Museum Richmond Ray Northwest Local history website, operated by the Ray County Historical Society
Raytown Historical Society & Museum Raytown Jackson Northwest Local history website, operated by the Grandview Historical Society
Red House Interpretive Center Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Southeast History website, Missouri pioneers and life of community founder Louis Lorimier, as well as the visit of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in November, 1803
Remember When Toy Museum & Historic Village Canton Lewis Northeast Toy information
Remington Nature Center Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest Multiple website, animals, plants, Native Americans, trappers, geology, Civil War history
Reynolds County Historical Society Museum Ellington Reynolds Southeast Local history information
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum Branson Taney Southwest Amusement
Riverbluff Cave Springfield Greene Southwest Natural history Exhibit center with cave and world-wide fossils, also known as Missouri Institute of Natural Science
River Heritage Center Clarksville Pike Northeast Local history website
Robidoux Row Museum Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest Local history Operated by the Saint Joseph Historical Society, mid 19th century apartment building with exhibits of the city's history
Rocheport Historical Museum Rocheport Boone Central Local history information Operated by Friends of Rocheport Society. http://www.friendsofrocheport.org
Rockcliffe Mansion Hannibal Marion Northeast Historic house Late 19th century 13,500-square-foot (1,250 m2) Colonial Revival/Georgian Style mansion
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Southeast Multiple Part of Southeast Missouri State University, archaeology, history and fine art; also known as Southeast Missouri Regional Museum
Route 66 Museum Lebanon Laclede Central Local history website
Saint Louis Art Museum St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art Collection includes art from around the world and many eras
Saint Louis University Museum of Art St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art Part of Saint Louis University, collections include modern art, Asian decorative arts, Jesuit and Catholic art and artifacts that reflect the frontier experience of the Jesuit missionaries
Samuel Cupples House St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Decorative arts Part of Saint Louis University, historic house that serves as a gallery for the University's collection of fine and decorative art dating before 1919
Saxon Lutheran Memorial Frohna Perry Southeast Open air website, part of Saint Louis University, 19th century period log home and historic buildings
Science City at Union Station Kansas City Jackson Northwest Science
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Biographical Home of composer Scott Joplin from 1900 to 1903
The Sheldon St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art Concert hall and Sheldon Art Galleries
Shoal Creek Living History Museum Kansas City Clay Northwest Living website, 19th century Missouri life, over eighteen buildings and log cabins dated from the 1800s relocated from surrounding counties to create a small village setting.
Softball Museum Springfield Greene Southwest Sports website, located in the Killian Softball Complex
Soldiers' Memorial St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Military Military displays and memorabilia from World War I and subsequent American wars
The Space Center Bonne Terre St. Francois Southeast Science website, space memorabilia and artifacts
Springfield Art Museum Springfield Greene Southwest Art website, collections include 19th, 20th, and 21st century American paintings, watercolor, sculpture and prints
Stars and Stripes Museum Bloomfield Stoddard Southeast Media website, history of the United States Armed Forces military newspaper, the Stars and Stripes
State Historical Society of Missouri Columbia Boone Central Art Changing art and history exhibits drawn from its collections
St. Charles County Historical Society Museum St. Charles St. Charles Northeast Local history website
St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Sports Soccer history from the St. Louis area
St. Clair Historical Museum St. Clair Franklin Northeast Local history website
Ste. Genevieve Museum Ste. Genevieve Ste. Genevieve Southeast Local history information, local artifacts, art, antiques and oddities
Stephens College Historic Costume Gallery Columbia Boone Central Textile website, part of Stephens College
Stephens Museum Fayette Howard Northwest Multiple website, part of Central Methodist University, archeology, cultural anthropology, biology, geology, and paleontology
Sterling Price Museum Keytesville Chariton Northwest Biographical information, information
Still National Osteopathic Museum Kirksville Adair Northeast Medical website, part of A. T. Still University
St. Joseph Fire Museum Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest Firefighting website
St. Joseph Museum Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest History website, Native American collection, Lewis & Clark exhibits
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Sports Currently closed and looking for a new home
St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center St. Louis St. Louis Northeast History website
St. Louis Mercantile Library St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Art Library with free art and history exhibits from its collections
St. Louis Science Center St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Science Features over 750 exhibits in a complex of over 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) and a planetarium
Taille de Noyer Florissant St. Louis Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Florissant Valley Historical Society
Texas County Missouri Historical & Military Museum Houston Texas Southeast Local history information
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum St. Louis St. Louis Northeast Children's Hands-on learning experiences
Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site Kansas City Jackson Northwest Biographical Home and studio of artist Thomas Hart Benton
Thomas Sappington Museum Crestwood St. Louis Northeast Historic house website, part of Sappington House Complex, includes Sappington House Library of Americana
Thornhill Chesterfield St. Louis Northeast Historic house website, early 19th century home of Frederick Bates, Missouri's second Governor
Titanic World's Largest Museum Attraction Branson Taney Southwest Maritime Artifacts and history of the RMS Titanic
Trailside Center Kansas City Jackson Northwest History Exhibits memorabilia from the Battle of Westport and the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails.
Troy Museum and Historic Village Troy Lincoln Northeast Open air 19th century village including city hall, log cabin, houses, school, print shop, wagon shop, general store, church
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site Grantwood Village St. Louis Northeast Biographical Childhood home of Julia Grant, wife of President Ulysses S. Grant
United Federation of Doll Clubs Museum Kansas City Jackson Northwest Doll website, antique, vintage, and modern, play and artist dolls
University of Central Missouri Archives and Museum Warrensburg Johnson Southwest Multiple website, includes Middle East, Guatemalan and Native American artifacts, seashells, WW II collections
Vaile Mansion Independence Jackson Northwest Historic house website, 31 room elaborate Victorian mansion
Veterans Memorial Museum of Branson Branson Taney Southwest Military website, 20th century conflicts
Veterinary Museum Jefferson City Cole Central Medical website, operated by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association
Walnut Springs Farm & Museum Marshfield Webster Southwest Agriculture information, working farm with five historic farm buildings and barns, collection of farm equipment, tools and transportation
Walt Disney Hometown Museum Marceline Linn Northwest Biographical website, Walt Disney's childhood and family
Walters-Boone County Historical Museum Columbia Boone Central Local history website, operated by the Boone County Historical Society, also includes Montminy Art Gallery
Warren E. Hearnes Museum Charleston Mississippi Southeast Biographical information, scroll to listing, museum about Governor Warren E. Hearnes
Washington Firehouse Museum Washington Franklin Northwest Firefighting website, antique fire engines and vintage automobiles, operated by the Washington Historical Society
Washington Historical Society Museum Washington Franklin Northwest Local history website
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site Lawson Clay Northwest Living 1860s farm, 1860 woolen mill and gristmill, Watkins 1850 Classic Revival style house and outbuildings, museum
Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center St. Charles St. Charles Northeast Multiple website, history, natural history and environmental clean-up of the Weldon Spring Conservation Area
Weston Historical Museum Weston Platte Northwest Local history website
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Republic Greene Southwest Military Includes American Civil War battlefield site and museum
Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium Springfield Greene Southwest Natural history Currently closed for expansion
World Chess Hall of Fame St. Louis St. Louis Northeast History Honors achievements in the game of chess
World's Largest Toy Museum Branson Taney Southwest Toy website
Wyeth-Tootle Mansion Saint Joseph Buchanan Northwest Historic house website, Victorian mansion
Zewicki House Museum Linn Osage Central Historic house website, operated by the Osage County Historical Society

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Defunct museums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bransoncourier.com/issue-29/American_Presidents_Museum-887.html "Branson's American Presidents Museum will not be closing", January 28, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.cityofbranson.org/meetings/aldermen/agendas2007/11%2026%2007/Request%20Presidents%20Museum.pdf
  3. ^ http://augustastationmaster.tripod.com/ Augusta Stationmaster site
  4. ^ http://www.southcountytimes.com/Articles-i-2008-08-08-79032.113117_Final_Goodbyes_For_CCC_Museum.html "Final Goodbyes For CCC Museum", South County Times, 8/8/08
  5. ^ http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2010/sep/13/new-faces-helped-to-rescue-the-cas/ "New faces helped to rescue the CAS", Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/13/2010
  6. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/9391 Roadside America report
  7. ^ http://www.coinop.org/features/coinopmuseum/ Information and photos
  8. ^ http://www.royrogers.com/announcement.html Special Announcement from Roy Rogers Jr.
  9. ^ http://www.stjosephmuseum.org/newsletters/news_jan-apr_2012.pdf St. Joseph Museum Newsletter, Jan-April 2012
  10. ^ http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2010/oct/17/youzeum-ends-with-whimper/ "YouZeum ends with whimper". Columbia Daily Tribune, October 17, 2010

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