Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum

740 East Avenue
Baxter Springs, Kansas 66713
(620) 856-2385

Monday - Saturday: 10AM - 4:30PM
Sunday: 1PM - 4:30PM
Free

Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum - Baxter Springs, Kansas
Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum

The large, two level Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum is one block off historic Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas. 

The museum has 13,000 square feet of displays including World War II, recreated 1870s businesses a 1926 LaFrance fire engine, and six window displays from the businesses in the 1930s. The museum's grounds also have a 1870s log cabin which was moved to the site, and a Korean War era U. S. Army tank.

Features unique to the Baxter Springs Museum are displays related to the Civil War, Fort Blair, the Battle of Baxter Springs and the tri-state mining exhibit including a full size model of a lead & zinc mine. The typical visitor will probably spend about an hour, but individuals might stay much longer depending on their level of interest.


Exhibits from the settling of Baxter Springs, Kansas

Civil War era cannon at Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum
Civil War era cannon

Battle of Baxter Springs
Battle of Baxter Springs painting


Saddle shop


Tri-state mining exhibit

1870s log cabin
1870s log cabin - opened by request

Route 66 in Kansas
Galena   Galena 2   Riverton   Baxter Springs   Empire Power Dam Falls
4 Women on the Route  Galena Mining and Historical Museum
 Eisler Brothers Store  Cafe on the Route   Baxter Springs Heritage Center web site
Schermerhorn Park & Southeast Kansas Nature Center

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