Belton, Missouri: Carry Nation Museum, Hearse, Grave

Anti-booze crusader Carry Nation is buried in the Belton cemetery, and artifacts are displayed in a one-room museum. Bonus: the hearse that carried Carry!
Address:
512 Main St., Belton, MO
Directions:
The city cemetery is two blocks west of Y Highway on Cambridge Street. The museum is next to the Belton City Hall on Main St.
Hours:
Tu, Th 1-4 pm, Sa 10 am - 1 pm. Closed Jan. - Feb. (Call to verify)
Phone:
816-322-3977
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Carry Nation grave. Carrie Nation Museum and Grave

Carrie Nation, the ax-toting grandmother, is buried in the Belton cemetery, and some of her artifacts are in a one-room museum on Main Street in Old Town Belton.

[Gary Horner, 05/19/2011]

Also next to Old City Hall -- a carriage house containing the antique hearse supposedly used to get Carrie from Leavenworth to Belton for burial in 1911. Dale Carnegie is also buried in the Belton Cemetery. Oct. 2014: Photo added.

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