America's Maple Leaf City

Our Heritage

Carthage, Missouri, known as America's Maple Leaf City, welcomes travelers from all over the world. Carthage is a unique crossroad of history, art, and inspiration that sits at the junction of the Historic Route 66 and Jefferson Highway.


 With four historic districts and over 550 buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Carthage has housed people and businesses with impressive tales that continue to intrigue travelers today. Civil War guerrillas, Wild West outlaws, and powerful business men and women have left their marks on area history. In modern times, the community celebrates heritage through art and faith to keep legends alive in Carthage.  

Experience Carthage with Upcoming Events

  • “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie
    Sep 30, 6:00 PM – Oct 10, 9:30 PM
    Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre , 2466 Old 66 Blvd, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie is the longest running play in the world with nearly 28,000 performances on London’s West End (equivalent to our Broadway).
  • 56th Annual Maple Leaf Festival Presented by Mercy Hospital Carthage
    Oct 08, 8:00 AM – Oct 15, 5:00 PM
    Carthage Chamber of Commerce , 402 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    A week long festival beginning October 8th and ending with the traditional parade and vendors around the Carthage Square on October 15th.
  • October Food Truck Friday
    Oct 14, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    Carthage Central Park, 714 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Food Truck Friday in Central Park Carthage Mo is the second Friday of each month April to October from 11am-9pm!
  • Carthage Maple Leaf Rodeo
    Oct 14, 7:30 PM – Oct 15, 11:00 PM
    Carthage, 521 Robert Ellis Young Dr., Carthage, MO 64836, USA
  • Holiday Homes Tour and Tea
    Dec 03, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Hisotric Phelps House and Carthage, 1146 Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836, USA