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

  • Hometown Holidays
    Nov 25, 4:30 PM – Dec 24, 10:30 PM
    Carthage Square, Light Tunnel Entrance , Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Village is Open Friday & Saturdays starting November 25th thru December 24th from 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • The Way of Salvation Christmas Lights Tour
    Nov 28, 2022, 6:00 PM – Dec 31, 2022, 10:00 PM
    Carthage, Our Lady of the Ozarks College, 1900 Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
  • Sparkle in the Park
    Nov 28, 2022, 6:00 PM – Jan 01, 2023, 12:00 AM
    Carthage Central Park, 714 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Sparkle in the Park is a spectacular light display put on by Carthage Water & Electric Plant (CWEP), covering nearly every inch of Central Park, turning the park into a festive Winter Wonderland.
  • Mt. Moriah Lights
    Dec 02, 5:30 PM – Dec 26, 9:30 PM
    Mt Moriah United Methodist Church, 15506 Nutmeg Rd, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Mt Moriah Lights is a computerized Christmas lights display at Mt Moriah United Methodist Church north of Carthage, MO.
  • 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
  • Carthage Christmas Parade - "Dreaming of a White Christmas"
    Dec 05, 7:00 PM
    Carthage Historic Square, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Carthage KilssUSA and the Carthage Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you join them for the 49th annual Carthage Christmas Parade.