Museum Hours
It’s Sunday 4:29 pm — We’re open
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Our permanent galleries provide unique and interactive insight into the history of the Queen City of the Ozarks. From Springfield’s native past to the fun of Route 66, gain a rich new perspective on the people and timelines that shaped the city we enjoy today.

Welcome Center

Enjoy interactive displays and stories of the past as you enter.

Native Crossroads at the Spring

Explore the Native American experience in and around Springfield.

Trains, Trolleys, and Transportation

Take a ride back in time through Springfield’s transportation history.

Pioneers and Founders at the Crossroads

Peek into the lives of Springfield’s founding families.

The Civil War In Springfield

Discover Springfield’s significant role in the Civil War.

Wild Bill Hickok and the American West

Experience America’s first recorded Wild West shoot-out.

Birthplace of Route 66

Travel to the place where it all started.

Voices of History

Hear more stories of the crossroads in our temporary exhibit gallery.