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.
Baxter Springs Heritage Center, Baxter Springs • Black Jack Battlefield, Wellsville • Constitution Hall, Lecompton • John Brown Museum, Osawatomie • Kansas Museum of History, Topeka • Mine Creek Battlefield, Pleasanton • Watkins Museum, Lawrence