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Baxter Springs Historical Museum


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Baxter Springs Historical Museum The Baxter Springs Historical Museum is filled with exhibits depicting the various stages of the city's history from the days of the Osage Indians through the Civil War and the lead and zinc mining era. Enjoy twenty thousand square feet of climate controlled historical exhibits for your pleasure. Experience an authentic Victorian Parlor; Visit the reconstructed pre-Civil War Cabin; Visit a full scale replica of a Tri-State lead and zinc mine; See Wedding Finery through the years; Walk the wooden sidewalks of historical Military Road, and visit the Blacksmith Shop. See American Wars Exhibits, area Indian Culture, and Civil War.


Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Address: 740 East Avenue
Phone: 620-856-2385
Our Email: heritagectr@embarqmail.com
Our Website:www.baxterspringsmuseum.org/

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Black Dog Trail Marker

Located on the grounds of the Historical Museum, the marker commemorates the Black Dog Trail opened in 1803 by Chief Black Dog ( Manka - Chonka) and his band of Osage Indians who had a village nearby where springs once flowed freely.

Baxter Springs, KS Historical Markers

National Cemetery #2

The soldier's plot in this cemetery was designated by the federal government after the Civil War on ground donated by the city for that purpose. It is under the jurisdiction of the National Cemetery Plot in Ft. Scott. The soldier's monument was erected in the spring of 1870

Baxter Springs, KS Cemeteries

Johnston Public Library

The grand old building was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Built in 1872, it was intended to be the County Courthouse, but was never used for that purpose. Through the years the building has been a city hall, theater, and college. In 1905

Baxter Springs, KS Historic Buildings

Historic Walking Tour

Walk along the downtown sidewalks on both sides of Military Avenue. Posted on the store fronts of the historic buildings are framed accounts of the original occupants of each store, their dates, and sometimes an account of a particular historical event that took place at that spot.

Baxter Springs, KS Tours


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