MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS IN FULTON
Plan a vacation to Missouri, and make the Fulton area your travel destination. Below, we have listed some of the museums and attractions that you won’t want to miss during your stay.
Local architect, M. F. Bell, has left Fulton with a magnificent display of architectural buildings, from businesses, to churches, to private homes. Our historical downtown with its brick-lined streets has 57 buildings on the National Register, many by M.F. Bell. In addition, the 7th Street Historic District, historic Court Street, and the 5th Street historic area all provide wonderful examples of Bell architecture. The Chamber of Commerce currently offers a walk/drive tour of these areas. 573-642-3055 www.CallawayChamber.com
The Art House
The Art House gallery is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, and displays over a hundred works for sale from more than 20 artists. The Art House also hosts classes teaching painting, pottery making, drawing, rug weaving, and other fine arts as well as fun art events with music, drinks, and the opportunity for people of all skill levels to explore the fun of painting. The gallery is also available as a venue for receptions, parties, and other events.
531 Court Street
Fulton, MO 65251
Tues, Wed, Fri 10-6, Thurs 10-7, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4
National Churchill Museum
Located at Westminster College, site of Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech, the museum features interactive and engaging displays for any age visitor. In addition, you can walk through a 32-foot section of actual pieces of the Berlin Wall as you explore Edwina Sandy’s magnificent ‘Breakthrough’ sculpture for another look back at living history.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is the site of the Sir Christopher Wren church, Saint Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. The Church previously resided in London, England.
Museum Hours: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm daily except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years. 573-592-5369
Backer Auto World Museum
The new Backer Auto World Museum displays an extraordinary collection of historic automobiles. The autos are placed in Hollywood sets, showing life in that era. Video stations are located throughout the museum along with movie screen sized photo murals, smaller photographs, and historic building facades.
200 Peacock Drive, Fulton, Missouri 65251-0128
Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society
The Historical Society is located in the “Brick District” of Fulton at 513 Court Street. The museum includes a genealogy library and is open from 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday, closed during January. Admission is free.
Missouri Firefighters Memorial
The Missouri Firefighters Memorial at Kingdom City is situated on the same location as the Tourism Center. This outdoor memorial is open all year.
Marlene’s Restaurant & Crane’s Museum
Voted 3rd best in offbeat attractions, this 4,000 square-foot museum is a one-of-a-kind viewing experience. Unique exhibits line the walls including Indian artifacts, antique toy collections, and a display for the hunting enthusiast. 10665 Old Hwy 40, Williamsburg, MO 63388 877-254-3356
Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center
On display is the suit that Ronald Reagan wore and memorabilia from the Warner Brother’s movie production, Kings Row. This movie featured Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, and Betty Field. Kings Row was based on the novel written by a man who was born in Fulton, Henry Bellamann. It is believed that the movie Kings Row was a depiction of life in Fulton, Missouri. Regan considered the role his best work and titled his memoirs “Where’s the Rest of Me,” one of his lines in the movie.
409 Court Street Fulton, Missouri 65251 Phone: 573-642-3055 or 800-257-3554
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm No Charge
Mildred Cox Art Gallery
Located on the campus of William Woods University, the gallery is free. Gallery hours are 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday and 1 pm to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Call for summer hours at 573-592-4245 www.WilliamWoods.edu
Treasure Hill Dollhouse Miniatures
A museum of dollhouse treasures and a wide collection of dollhouse miniatures are for sale.
4746 State Road J, Fulton MO 65251
Open Thursday – Saturday 10 am to 4:30 pm 573-642-8802
Sault’s Drug Store Soda Fountain
Sault’s Drug Store in downtown Fulton serves up shakes and malts with ice cream from a local dairy at their 1940s old-fashioned ice cream counter.
505 Court Street, Fulton MO, 65251 573-642-4186