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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.  

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  • Agricultural School on Wheels
    Agricultural School on Wheels
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jun 23
    Diamond
    Jun 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Diamond, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Jun 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Diamond, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    The moveable school that George Washington Carver helped design was an innovative solution to rural farm education.
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  • Offsite - Historic Neosho Schoolhouse
    Offsite - Historic Neosho Schoolhouse
    Sat, Jun 29
    Neosho Historic Schoolhouse
    Jun 29, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Neosho Historic Schoolhouse, 639 Young Street Neosho, MO 64850
    Jun 29, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Neosho Historic Schoolhouse, 639 Young Street Neosho, MO 64850
    Join a park ranger at 639 Young Street in Neosho, Missouri, and learn about the school and neighborhood that supported the education of African American children, including George Washington Carver.
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  • Historic Neosho Schoolhouse
    Historic Neosho Schoolhouse
    Sun, Jun 30
    Diamond
    Jun 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Diamond, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Jun 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Diamond, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Held at the George Washington Carver National Monument Visitor Center this program discusses the school and neighborhood that supported the education of African American children, including George Washington Carver.
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  • Red, White & Boom
    Red, White & Boom
    Thu, Jul 04
    Carthage
    Jul 04, 2024, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Carthage, 521 Robert Ellis Young Dr., Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Jul 04, 2024, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Carthage, 521 Robert Ellis Young Dr., Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Experience celebrating our nation’s independence at Red, White & Boom Thursday, July fourth at Carthage Municipal Park! With a watermelon feed, food trucks, activities for the kids, live music and of course: fireworks!
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  • Concerts in the Park
    Concerts in the Park
    Sat, Jul 20
    Central Park
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Central Park, 305 W Chestnut St, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Central Park, 305 W Chestnut St, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Join us for some amazing music in Central Park! Jim Hunter Band will bring Big Band Jazz on July 20th! FREE ADMISSION!
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  • Precious Moments Week
    Precious Moments Week
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 21
    Carthage
    Jul 21, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Carthage, 4321 S Chapel Rd, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Jul 21, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Carthage, 4321 S Chapel Rd, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Precious Moments is celebrating all week long! Come by the Visitor Center and participate in fun, family-friendly activities.
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  • Concerts in the Park
    Concerts in the Park
    Sat, Aug 17
    Central Park
    Aug 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Central Park, 305 W Chestnut St, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Central Park, 305 W Chestnut St, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Join us for some amazing music in Central Park! Analog Frogs will bring Rock & Soul 70s-90s! FREE ADMISSION!
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  • Jasper County Youth Fair
    Jasper County Youth Fair
    Wednesday, July 10th - Saturday, July 13th
    Carthage
    Wednesday, July 10th - Saturday, July 13th
    Carthage, 521 Robert Ellis Young Dr., Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Wednesday, July 10th - Saturday, July 13th
    Carthage, 521 Robert Ellis Young Dr., Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Come check out the Jasper County Youth Fair. Wednesday, July 10th - Saturday, July 13th!
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  • Experience Carthage
    Experience Carthage
    Call 417-423-8075
    Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Call 417-423-8075
    Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Call 417-423-8075
    Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Are you looking for a getaway? To find out more about Carthage's places to stay & things to do, call our Tourism Office @ 417-423-8075
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