Benton County Historical Society-Museum


Benton County Historical Society    

ADDRESS: PO Box 1082 • 1660 Hilltop Drive •  Warsaw, MO 65355                                                                                        
PHONE: 660-438-2304 •                                                                           

VISITOR HOURS: We are open from April-October
Friday: 10 am-4 pm • Saturday: 10 am-4 pm • Sunday: 1 pm-4 pm                                                                                                                  
ADMISSION: $3.00 Adults • $2.00 Seniors • $2.00 Children (4-12) • Members: Free
Group Tours by Appointment 

Click here: Benton County Historical Society's Link  to visit official website                                                                                    or visit Facebook:


The Museum established in 1971 after the Benton County Historical Society was established in 1969, shows visitors the history of Warsaw. 

See factual time line of Warsaw & the History in the U.S. that include; Lewis & Clark's Expedition, history of steamboats on the Osage, railroads & development, the "Button Factory", in which workers, cut circles from mussel shells to create buttons. Visit the "Parlor" to see musical instruments from the past. 

Learn about when Warsaw was established, or find out the date of Warsaw's first high school, and or when the railroads came to Warsaw...all fun facts with cool photo's, displays, and actual tools, clothing, lights with history behind it all.

            View artifacts from Native Americans, photos of the past, Edgeworth Tins and more at the Museum.


                                     Learn about Warsaw's Joe Dice Suspension Bridge (pictured below).Swinging Bridge

Some Warsaw Facts:                                                                                                                                                                      Did you know Warsaw is the gun stock capital of the world. Gun stocks are made from the Walnut trees here in Missouri. 

Did you know Warsaw is home of the Spoonbill fish. Fossil records of Spoonbill fish date back 300 millions years, nearly 50 million years before the dinosaur appeared....find out more interesting facts about the local natural wonders of Warsaw, the Harry S.Truman Dam (the 2nd. largest man-made lake in Missouri) and more at the museum. 

See the past and have a blast at the Benton County Museum today!