Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum

Soldier graves

Many victims of the incident are buried in the Baxter Springs City Cemetery Soldiers’ Lot

740 East Ave, Baxter Springs KS 66713

A good part of the museum is devoted to the Oct 6, 1863, "Baxter Springs Massacre." Riding south from Fort Scott, the 100-plus-man escort for the regional commander was surprised by partisans under William Quantrill. Only a handful of Union soldiers survived. The majority of the victims probably were murdered by Quantrill’s men after they surrendered. The remains of a Civil War fortification with some reconstructed buildings are located nearby in a city park.

Open 10 am-4:30 pm Monday-Saturday, 1-4:30 pm Sunday. Free.