201 W Capitol Ave, Jefferson City MO 65101573.751.2854 Map it Website Address
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Sat-Sun: 9-4
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance for all guided tours. To see tour times and make a reservation, visit the Missouri State Museum website or call the museum at 573.751.2854.
The Missouri State Museum is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol Building and is managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The museum continues to showcase Missouri's diverse history and resources. The museum houses both temporary and long-term exhibits, such as exhibits for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. One of the highlights of the museum's collections is a significant and rare group of over 125 Civil War battle flags. Many of the flags belonged to, or were captured by, Missouri units on both sides of the war. At least one flag is on display at all times in the museum. Missouri was one of the most divided states during the Civil War and the Missouri State Museum exhibits tell this story. The museum is open seven days a week, from 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday and 9 am - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Closed New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.