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Get historical in Downtown Springfield at History Museum on the Square

July 09, 2020

The No. 1 New Attraction in the United States is right here in Downtown Springfield. And, after a temporary closure, it’s open again and telling the Queen City’s history once again.

The History Museum on the Square reopened its doors with some limitations. Maximum visitor capacity is 150, and guests are asked to wear masks and keep their distance.

Don’t feel ready to explore an indoor space? You can still take part in History Museum programs! They’re offering Historic Walking Tours on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. The cost is $10 per person and space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

There’s also an online book club you can participate in, and check out the History Museum’s website and YouTube channel for even more!

July 21 is the anniversary of the shootout between Wild Bill Hickok and Davis Tutt on Park Central Square, back in 1865. It was the first recorded one-on-one quick draw shootout in the United States. You can relive the event, with video, in this blog post.

Are you ready to get historical? History Museum on the Square (154 Park Central Square) is open Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission is $16 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-12, and $13 for adults 65 and older, as well as military and families with ID. Children ages 3 and younger are free.