Visitors Guide to
Higgerson School Historic
307 Main Street
New Madrid, MO
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
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30
Saturday: 10 am - 4
Admission. Group rates and student tour rates
Higgerson School Historic Site
is located on Main Street in the downtown New Madrid area.
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