New Madrid Historical Museum
Located on the Mississippi River in a former 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. The seismograph on the premises gives evidence of continuing activity along the New Madrid fault.
Native American artifacts and displays
bring to life the pre-Columbian culture
of the area.
Civil War Artifacts
Civil War enthusiasts will be particularly interested in the Civil War Room. Letters, clothing, equipment and weaponry of the period are all on display, much of it donated by local residents with family connections to the pieces.
The Battle of Island No. 10 is presented from the viewpoint of a local historian and the Gift Shop carries an excellent selection of books on the period.
Late 19th and early 20 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. See Publications Order Form available at the Museum, by mail or fax.
1 Main Street
New Madrid, MO 63869
Ph: (573) 748-5944
First floor handicapped accessible only.
December to March
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
April to November
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Admission charged. Group rates available.
Special Events and Reservations
By appointment only for special events.