Museum Hours
It’s Sunday 3:25 am — Sorry, we’re closed
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

08/03/2022 - 00:00

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.

Click Learn more to find out the different levels of support. We hope you will come along for the ride. Consider supporting this exhibit with many levels of sponsorship.

History Museum on the Square is a 501c3 nonprofit organization; all donations are tax-deductible as prescribed by law.

Host: History Museum
Location: 154 Park Central Square - History Museum on the Square

Haunted History Walking/Bus Tours

09/23/2022 - 05:30 p.m.

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.

Tour Dates:

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.




Host: History Museum
Location: 154 Park Central Square - History Museum on the Square

History Museum Book Club

09/29/2022 - 07:00 p.m.

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.

Host: History Museum
Location: Wire Road Brewing Company

Sensory Friendly Morning

10/08/2022 - 10:00 a.m.

General Admission applies – No registration needed.


Host: History Museum
Location: 154 Park Central Square

Route 66 Bus Tours – Get on the Mother Road!

10/22/2022 - 01:00 p.m.

Learn why Springfield, MO is the birthplace of Route 66 and hear the stories of many of the businesses on the Route.

Tour Dates:

Saturday, October 22 at 1:00 pm

With limited space available, reserve your spot today!


Host: History Museum
Location: Meet at Kentwood Hall 700 St. Louis St.