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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

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

Fort Blair Site

Baxter Springs was a stopping place on the old Military Road serving Army forts which protected the preCivil War West from "hostile" Indians. It wasn't until 1862

Baxter Springs, KS Forts

Tri-State Marker

See the Tri-State Marker and be in three states at once! The meeting point of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri is 6 miles east of Baxter Springs on Highway 166/400. Turn south on the small paved road just west of the state line, and continue to the dead end. Built in 1938

Baxter Springs, KS Geographical Markers

Baxter Springs Historical Museum

The Baxter Springs Historical Museum is filled with exhibits depicting the various stages of the city'

Baxter Springs, KS Museums

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

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