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Enjoy Missouri’s Halloween Haunts

Photo of the Hart-Stepp House

New Madrid, Mo. – Houses settle. Windows rattle in the wind. Dogs bark. Sometimes, it’s easy to explain those noises you hear in the night. Other times, it’s not. It’s the latter that most interests Christina McWaters, executive director of the New Madrid Chamber of the Commerce. For the last eight years, she’s led ghost tours in this Mississippi River ... Read More »

Maps Focus on Prominent Civil War Sites in Missouri

Jefferson City, Mo. – Finding some of Missouri’s key Civil War sites just got easier, thanks to the Missouri Division of Tourism and Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation. The Foundation’s Missouri’s Civil War Trails™ maps are now available at the nine Official Missouri Welcome Centers located across the state in Conway, Eagleville, Hannibal, Hayti, Joplin, Kansas City, Rock Port and ... Read More »

Explore Civil War History in Missouri

Photo of Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Jefferson City, Mo. – Although  2015 marks the final year of Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration activities, Missouri offers opportunities to connect with this historic part of our nation’s past today, tomorrow and into the future. The first Battle of Bull Run in Virginia, July 21, 1861, was the first major battle of the Civil War. It was followed in rapid ... Read More »

Missouri Festivals: Food and Fun for Everyone

Photo of Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals, Lake of the Ozarks

Jefferson City, Mo. – It’s time to get some spring in your step. Across the Show-Me State, festivals offer fun, food, and a chance for visitors of all ages to make lasting memories. As you search for festivals, be sure to check out VisitMO.com for information on lodging, dining and attractions, as well as the myriad events shaping up around ... Read More »

Museum Tells Missouri’s Civil War Story

Photo of Civil War Museum, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis

By Tom Uhlenbrock In order to see the country’s newest Civil War museum, you’ll have to visit the oldest active military installation west of the Mississippi River. The Missouri Civil War Museum is in a recently restored building on the parade grounds at the Jefferson Barracks Historic Site in St. Louis. Established in 1826, Jefferson Barracks served soldiers in every ... Read More »

Wake-Up to Spring at Festivals in Missouri


Jefferson City, Mo. — Like many home owners, Nancy Tatum wants everything to be perfect when guests arrive. What sets her apart is how many guests she’ll welcome – somewhere around 600 – during two days in April. Tatum’s home is one of two private residences open for tours during the 45th Dogwood-Azalea Festival, held April 18-21 in the southeast ... Read More »

Missouri Division of Tourism Makes Funds Available to Promote Civil War Sites


Jefferson City, Mo. – Battlefields, courthouses, historic homes, driving tours and historic reenactments. These are some of the types of attractions and activities the Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT) hopes to further support through its Civil War 150 Promotion Program. The program provides matching funds to businesses and organizations that work to promote and drive attendance to Missouri’s Civil-War-related attractions ... Read More »

Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live”; Free Admission at Participating Museums

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Jefferson City, Mo. — Some of Missouri’s major attractions are wonderful museums that tell exciting stories and offer hours of fascinating discovery. Whether you’re interested in history, agriculture, gardens, science, art or culture, you are sure to find museums to suit your needs. Missouri’s official tourism website, VisitMO.com, contains listings for nearly 200 museums, ranging from small-town history to major, ... Read More »

Kirksville Tourism, Missouri History Museum, and Missouri Humanities Council Bring Civil War Exhibit to Kirksville Arts Association

Kirksville, Mo. — Kirksville Tourism, in partnership with the Missouri History Museum and the Missouri Humanities Council, is proud to present “A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri,” an exhibit on display at the Kirksville Arts Association July 22 through September 4, 2012. This exhibit takes a closer look at the Civil War and its effects on Missouri. Free ... Read More »

Independence Missouri Commemorates Multi-Faceted History: The unveiling of Historical Trail Panels and 150th Anniversary of Civil War Battle

Photo of 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home and Museum, Independence

Independence, Mo. — Independence, and in particular, the surrounding Square and 1859 Jail, was truly a hotbed of activity during the heyday of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails, the Missouri-Kansas Border War and the Civil war. The following commemorative events which highlight those historic eras are scheduled for Saturday, August 11, the 150th Anniversary of the First Battle ... Read More »

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