Current River Heritage

Explore and experience Ozark heritage on the banks of the Current River in historic downtown Doniphan, Missouri


Current River Heritage Museum and Welcome Center

Our full time curator and volunteer docents can guide you through two floors of exhibits, artifacts, and photographs, and help you find other heritage sites and activities to enjoy during your visit to Doniphan. Located at 101 Washington Street, Doniphan, MO 63935, directly across from the court house.

Pioneer Heritage Homestead

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The Heritage Homestead is an interactive, living history area in downtown Doniphan. Here you will find an 1860's restored log cabin with vintage furnishings depicting the rural lifestyle of early settlers, a log barn housing antique farm implements, and a fully operational traditional blacksmith shop.  The site adjoins the original Doniphan Cemetery where civil war soldiers were buried.  Open for self-guided tours Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until noon, or see it really come to life at the Civil War Days annual event.

NEW! Doniphan Featured in Missouri Humanities Magazine

Check out the Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 issue of Missouri Humanities magazine to read about our grant-funded project to develop a tourism map documenting the first leg of Price’s Expedition of 1864, the confederate raid led by Major General Sterling Price which passed through Doniphan, Missouri. Thanks to nonprofits Doniphan Neighborhood Assistance Program (DNAP) and Ozark Vitality for their work developing the map, which can be downloaded and printed.

Civil War Days Annual Event

Annual two-day festival filled with live music, storytelling, living history exhibits and pioneer life demonstrations of rail splitting, fiddle making, blacksmithing, quilting and other vintage crafts. 13th annual Civil War Days event will take place April 20-21, 2018. Vendors and crafters who would like to participate can contact Lynn Maples at the Heritage Museum 573-996-5298 for information on registration and fees.

Tom Kennon Blacksmith Shop at Heritage Homestead


Stop in any Saturday between 9:00 am and noon for a free demonstration or advice from our master blacksmiths. Members of the Blacksmith Association of Missouri are welcome to use the shop to work on your own projects when you're in town.

For more information contact the Current River Heritage Museum