Visitors Guide to the
Higgerson School Historic Site
307 Main Street
New Madrid, MO


Accessible Parking Accessible Interpretive Exhibits Accessible Missouri Historic Site Accessible Gift Shop Accessible Restrooms

The Higgerson School is a restored one-room school that served the now vanished Higgerson community on the Mississippi River from 1930 until 1968. The school was saved and moved to New Madrid in 1998. The Higgerson School is a window into the educational practices that shaped and served rural America and offers its visitors a chance to experience the typical school day of a youngster who would have attended all eight grades in one room, with one teacher.

The interior of the school looks as it did in 1948 when the school had 32 students and no electricity. All tours include a video, "The History of Higgerson Landing and Higgerson School," The Rural River Life Museum and a guided tour of the schoolhouse.

The facility has a gift shop, located inside the visitor center that features handmade crafts, books, shirts and military clothing. The Higgerson School Cookbook includes recipes and remembrances from Higgerson Landing. The Higgerson School is an authorized dealer of Annin flags, the oldest flag-making company in the United States.

Visiting the Higgerson School Historic Site
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Admission. Group rates and student tour rates available.

The Higgerson School Historic Site is located on Main Street in the downtown New Madrid area.

GPS Coordinates
36° 35.130'
W 89° 31.612'

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