The History Museum on the Square frequently hosts events for people of all ages. Join us for enriching learning experiences, interactive steps into the past, and exciting nights on the town. Don’t miss a moment of historic fun!
Order Up! The Restaurants of Route 66
Order Up! The Restaurants of Route 66 is the first in a five-year Route 66 Series culminating with The Mother Road’s 100th birthday in 2026.
Once, not so very long ago, Route 66 was the best way to travel between Chicago and Los Angeles. All manner of restaurants were dotted along its two thousand miles, featuring many types of food to satisfy hungry and road-weary travelers.
Order Up! celebrates some of the most popular places to grab a bite to eat in Greene County, Missouri, during the heyday of Route 66. A few of these restaurants are still open while others, such as the elegant dining at the Colonial Hotel, have long since passed into history.
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History Museum on the Square is a 501c3 nonprofit organization; all donations are tax-deductible as prescribed by law.
Haunted History Walking/Bus Tours
Haunted History Walking Tours balances telling historical stories in the places they occurred and some of the more prevalent ghost sightings and creepy stories in downtown Springfield.
Haunted History Walking Tours will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30 pm starting September 16th through October 29th. The History Museum will limit participants to 15 on the walking tour. Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st will be our only Bus Tours.
Tour Ticket Price:
History Museum Members get a discount on tour tickets.
Haunted History Walking Tour – Non-Members $20.00, Members $15.00 per person.
Haunted History Bus Tour – Non-Members $25.00, Members $20.00 per person.
Haunted History Tours are a yearly fundraiser for the History Museum on the Square. Tickets are non-refundable.
History Museum Book Club
Join us as we read Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin.
The discussion will be in person on Thursday, September 29th, 7-8 pm at Wire Road Brewing Company.
Sensory Friendly Morning
General Admission applies – No registration needed.
Route 66 Bus Tours – Get on the Mother Road!
Learn why Springfield, MO is the birthplace of Route 66 and hear the stories of many of the businesses on the Route.
Saturday, October 22 at 1:00 pm
With limited space available, reserve your spot today!