Winston Churchill Memorial & Museum – Fulton, Missouri

Winston Churchill Memorial & Museum.jpgWinston Churchill Memorial & Museum – Fulton, Missouri This is the site of Churchill’s famous "Iron Curtain" speech. It is housed within the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 12th century church from the middle of London, redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677, that was relocated to Fulton.

The museum is filled with a priceless treasury of artifacts and information relating to the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill. Churchill was impressed with the thought and use of this museum and wrote: "It may symbolize in the eyes of the English-speaking peoples the ideals of Anglo-American association on which rest, now as before, so many of our hopes for peace and the future of mankind."

The museum is used daily by the students of Westminster College where the museum is located.

Due to the historic significance of this site, other leaders have come to the museum to visit and give speeches. Presidents Reagan, Ford, and Bush; British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; Polish President Lech Walesa; and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev who, fittingly, gave a speech announcing the end of the Cold War and marking the fall of what Churchill had named, "The Iron Curtain" have all been there.

The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library is a national historic site in the United States located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The memorial is composed of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, an English Church designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1667, and the undercroft museum with permanent exhibits dedicated to the life and works of Sir Winston Churchill.

Hours:
Daily 10:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

Admissions: Adults: $6.00
Seniors AAA, AARP: $5.00
Youth (12-18): $4.00
College Students: $4.00
Child (6-11): $3.00
Child (5 and under): free

Directions
Located seven miles from Interstate 70, Fulton is a short 100-mile drive from St. Louis and is 150 miles from Kansas City, Missouri. Jefferson City, Missouri’s capital, is 20 miles south of the campus, and Columbia, home to the University of Missouri, is 25 miles west of the campus.

Driving Directions

From St. Louis: Take I-70 West to the Highway 54 exit (#148-Mexico/Fulton/Jefferson City). Exit left onto Highway 54. Take Highway 54 to the third Fulton exit (Fulton/Route F). Turn left onto Route F. At the first traffic light (Westminster Avenue), turn left. Westminster College is immediately on your left. Enter the Circle Drive located approximately 100 yards from the intersection of Route F and Westminster Avenue to access most administrative offices.

From Kansas City and Columbia: Take I-70 East to the Highway 54 exit (#148-Mexico/Fulton/Jefferson City). Exit right onto Highway 54. Take Highway 54 to the third Fulton exit (Fulton/Route F). Turn left onto Route F. At the first traffic light (Westminster Avenue), turn left. Westminster College is immediately on your left. Enter the Circle Drive located approximately 100 yards from the intersection of Route F and Westminster Avenue to access the library and most administrative offices.

From the South (Jefferson City, MO): Take Highway 54 (Northbound) to the third Fulton exit (Fulton/Route F). Turn right onto Route F. At the first traffic light (Westminster Avenue), turn left. Westminster College is immediately on your left. Enter the Circle Drive located approximately 100 yards from the intersection of Route F and Westminster Avenue to access most administrative offices.

From the North (Mexico, MO): Take Highway 54 (Southbound) to the third Fulton exit (Fulton/Route F). Turn right onto Route F. At the first traffic light (Westminster Avenue), turn left. Westminster College is immediately on your left. Enter the Circle Drive located approximately 100 yards from the intersection of Route F and Westminster Avenue to access most administrative offices.

Phone: 573.592.5369 Fax: 573.592.5222

Comments

  1. Carman Stockus says:

    My family & I will be traveling from Maryland to visit relatives in Missouri this summer. We would love to visit the museum. I assume it is handicapped accessible? My Father-in-law is in a wheelchair – will this be possible? Thank you.

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