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Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe Museum

Missouri is known as the corn cob pipe capital of the world. Missouri Meerschaum Co. is the largest manufacturer of corn cob pipes in the world. It began full time production of corn cob pipes in 1907 and today their pipes are sold worldwide. About 50 employees produce, pack and ship 5,000 corn cob pipes per day. We invite you, your family, and friends to visit our Museum and learn about 150+ years of the history of cool-smoking corn cob pipes and Missouri Meerschaum Company’s important role in all of it!

Washington Museum

The museum encompasses about 6,000 square feet and provides space for exhibits and historical and genealogy paper records. Items exhibited at the museum are relative to the history of Washington, Mo., and its immediate surrounding area. Exhibits include corn cob pipes, Schwarzer zithers, John B. Busch Brewery items, pottery, Turnverein, Missouri River, Native Americans, World Wars I and II, art, photographs, advertising pieces, and some furnishings and items used in daily life. Museum Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays: 12 – 4 p.m. Closed from December 23–March 1

Iron Spike Model Train Museum

Enjoy experience every time you bring your family to the veteran-owned and -operated Iron Spike Model Train Museum. Encourage your children to learn about railroads in a fun and engaging way. Whether you'd like to learn more about the history of trains for yourself or an upcoming school project, you can take advantage of almost 21,000 books and magazines in the Iron Spike resource center and library.

Firehouse Museum

The Firehouse Museum is located at Fifth and Stafford streets. On exhibit in the museum are three fire trucks and three early Washington passenger vehicles. The Firehouse Museum is located in a retired fire station owned by the City of Washington. It is not open under regular hours. Tours may be arranged by calling the main museum at 636-239-0280.
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