Welcome to the
Grand River Historical Society Museum

The Grand River Historical Museum functions as a time capsule using everyday objects and images to tell stories--not exquisite antiques and expensive collections--but rather the bits and pieces collected from the daily lives of the men, women, and families who built our community. With 9,600 square feet of exhibit space, the museum allows visitors to re-connect with the early history of the region. We believe that visitors who are able to reach out and embrace the past
will be better wardens of the future.


Museum Hours

Just ring the doorbell! The curator is normally at the museum.

Open Year Round

Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Closed Easter and Christmas


Tours By Appointment

The museum may not open during periods of inclement weather during the winter months.


Cell Phone Tours

Dial 660-240-3001 and follow the instructions. We have made the "numbered stops" to look like slices of bread since Chillicothe is the Home of Sliced Bread! You may either follow them arithmetically - 1, 2, 3 etc. - or find an exhibit you want to learn more about and begin. You can also tune in to the tour from your home! Just dial the telephone number and listen in.


Location & Directions

From U.S. Highway 65 (Washington Street) - Go west on Bryan Street and turn north on McNally Street. You'll see the museum straight ahead. For a map, press 'Visit Today'.


Contact Us

Get in touch to find out more about our collection or for information on conference room rental.

1401 Forest Dr, Chillicothe, MO 64601, USA

(660) 646-1341

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