Located on the Mississippi River in the former Kendall 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 seismographic recordings on the premises give 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 20th 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. Publications Order Form
1 South Main Street
New Madrid, MO 63869
First floor handicapped accessible only.
December to March - Mon-Sat 10-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm
April to November - Mon-Sat 9-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Admission charged. Group rates available.