AQ | New Madrid, Missouri

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AQ | New Madrid, Missouri

New Madrid, Missouri 63869, United States

Created By: Lili Ilieva

Tour Information

New Madrid was founded in 1776 by Spanish Governor Esteban Rodríguez Miró who welcomed Anglo-Saxon settlers
but required them to become citizens of Spain and live under the guidance of his appointed impresario, Revolutionary
War veteran, Colonel William Morgan of New Jersey. Some 2,000 settled in the region. In 1800, Spain traded the
territory to France in the ird Treaty of San Ildefonso, who promptly sold it to the United States in the Louisiana
Purchase. e city is remembered as being the nearby location for the Mississippi River military engagement, the Battle of
Island Number Ten, during the Civil War. e city is famous for being the site of a series of over 1,000 earthquakes in 1811
and 1812, caused by what is called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Today, explore this quaint river town that will surely
steal the hearts of all guests.

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What You'll See on the Tour

New Madrid Observation Deck

New Madrid Observation Deck - Stroll off the American Queen and over to the New Madrid Observation Deck. Jutting out across the Mighty Mississippi, guests can get a picture-perfect view of the river.
New Madrid Historical Museum

New Madrid Historical Museum - Located on the Mississippi River in the building that was once the Kendall Saloon, the New Madrid Historical Museum reflects the history of New Madrid from as far back as the Native Americans to present-day. L... Read more
Main Street

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New Madrid County Courthouse

New Madrid County Courthouse - In 1812, New Madrid was a vast county extending south through much of Arkansas. The area was cut roughly in half during the following year, and even further reductions came by 1816. New Madrid County, located... Read more
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site - The Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site was created to preserve a time of the past. Guests can explore the Bootheel Mansion and learn about the history of the era. Tour this 15-room estate turned museum bui... Read more
Higgerson School

Higgerson School - This one room school house provides guests with a glimpse into the life of a student attending this historic school. Guests can learn about this 1948 school house and how its practices proved to be essential cornerstones ... Read more
River Walk Gallery

Hart-Stepp House Art Gallery - Stop here to tour the oldest house in New Madrid. Currently owned by the New Madrid Historical Museum, the house was built by Abraham Augustine and moved to its current location in an effort to escape the risi... Read more


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