Colonel Charles Burton "Buck" Saunders was born in 1867 and spent his formative years in Berryville. Even as a boy he developed a reputation for his marksmanship. When he grew older, he went out west to seek his fortune. His resources allowed him the luxury of indulging in his love of travel and collecting unique artifacts, especially firearms. Upon his death, he left this collection to the City so that future generations could enjoy it as well.
Anyone interested in the history of firearms will have an unforgettable visit at the Saunders Museum, but even those with little interest in guns will find something fascinating to look upon there. With a variety of items from the frontier period, and an incredible collection of arrowheads, the museum has something for everyone. you can enjoy this remarkable collection for a very modest admission price.
The museum is located just off the Berryville Public Square and opens from April 15 through the first week of November. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the museum at (870) 423-2563 or write to 115 E. Madison Ave. Ask about
group discounts - the museum has parking for buses behind the building. The Saunders Museum is handicap accessible with dedicated parking right in front of the front door. An illustrated brochure is available through the Chamber of Commerce
Just a sneak peek...
What you'll see inside: Sitting Bull's war bonnet and an Arab Sheik's tent, Persian rugs and teakwood furniture, A GIANT collection of arrowheads, Guns used by the famous and infamous... like Jesse and Frank James, Belle Starr, Cole Younger, Cherokee Bill and Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill cody, such as the one pictured at the bottom of this page.
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