Welcome to the New Madrid Historical Museum

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 as is the potential for future seismic activity.

Other exhibits include the story of the Battle of Island #10 during the Civil War, and the story of the Mississippians, who occupied the New Madrid area for several centuries at what is now known as the Lilbourn Fortified Village Site. 

The New Madrid Historical Museum is open 7 days a week, 358 days a year! Our hours vary slightly- It is 9am-5pm Mon-Sat and 12pm-5pm on Sunday from April thru November. December thru March it's 10am-4pm Mon-Sat and 12p-4p Sunday.

We are closed Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years' Eve & Day and Easter Sunday. 

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students under 18. 6 and under are free


Our Exhibits

The Great War & The Greatest Generation

World Wars I and II took a huge toll on our entire...

Mississippian Culture

The Native American culture known as The...

The Great Quakes

The Great New Madrid earthquakes began on December...

Sign up for the 2024 Ride the Fault Line Bike Tour!!!

The ride is through four states and will cover the...