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Anheuser House

    The home was built in 1867, sits at the south end of the town by the Mississippi River at Water's Point. The Anheuser family bought the estate in 1916 and used it as a summerhouse until 1945 when Mabel-Ruth and her husband, the late Frederick Straub Anheuser, moved there and named it Fredmar Farms. Read More

    Bingham House

      The site preserves a town that was founded in 1829 and includes the George C. Bingham House and the Dr. Matthew Hall House. Read More

      Audrain County Historical Society

        Graceland was built in 1857 and the second owner, Colby T. Quisenberry, brought the first blooded horses into Audrain County from Kentucky. Rooms are furnished in period and a collection of wedding dresses and dolls. Read More

        Anderson House

          People called Oliver Anderson’s house “the best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis.” But it became more famous as the center of a bloody three-day Civil War battle in 1861. Walk through the Anderson House at Battle of Lexington Historic Site and marvel at the bullet holes still in the walls and evidence of the cannon shots. Read More

          Bingham-Waggoner Estate

            Built in 1855, the 22 room mansion was the home of artist George Caleb Bingham from 1864 to 1870. In 1879 the Waggoner family purchased the estate. During the 1890s the house was extensively remodeled and it is being restored to that period. Read More

            Bothwell Historic Site

              Built in four stages from 1897 to 1928, this home was the country retreat of lawyer and businessman John Homer Bothwell. The home is furnished much as it was when he died in 1929. Read More

              Campbell House

                Built in 1851, the first house in the ele­gant Lucas Place neigh­bor­hood, the Camp­bell House was the home of renowned fur trader and entre­pre­neur Robert Camp­bell and his fam­ily from 1854 until 1938. The museum con­tains hun­dreds of orig­i­nal Camp­bell pos­ses­sions includ­ing fur­ni­ture, paint­ings, cloth­ing, let­ters, car­riages and a unique set of inte­rior pho­tographs taken in the mid-1880s. Read More

                Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion

                  The Chatillon DeMenil House is a magnificent example of the late Greek Revival style in St. Louis, but its significance is more than architectural. The house embodies the stories of the families who lived here, including members of the founding families of St. Louis and Carondelet, a nationally known Western trailblazer, the family of an Oglala leader, the first… Read More

                  Cole County Historical Museum

                    The 1871 rowhouse built by Gov. B. Gratz Brown contains period furniture from historic homes in Cole County and exibits of inaugural ball gowns worn by many of the state's first ladies. Read More

                    Field House Museum

                      This house was Eugene's boyhood home, and during their residence here his father Roswell M. Field served as the Attorney who took Dred Scott's freedom suit into the Federal Courts, leading to the infamous Supreme Court decision in Scott v. Sandford. Read More

                      Felix Vallé State Historic Site

                        Felix Vallé House State Historic Site is composed of several buildings that preserve and interpret notable examples of the architecture and history for which the community is widely known. The Felix Vallé House, built in 1818, was designed as a combination mercantile store and residence for its original owner, Jacob Philipson. Built of native limestone, its Federal-style architecture demonstrates… Read More

                        Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home

                          The house is a shrine to the leader of America's forces in World War I and is furnished with antiques and personal belongings. Read More

                          General Daniel Bissell House

                            The General Daniel Bissell House was built between 1812 and 1820 and is an outstanding and early example of the Federal style of architecture in the Missouri Territory. Daniel Bissell was an important figure in the early military history of the region, and the house reflects its occupancy by five generations of his family before they gave it to… Read More

                            Glenn House

                              Built in 1883 for Lula and her new husband, David A. Glenn, the Glenn House was originally built in a vernacular farmhouse style. It was renovated in 1900 to the Queen Anne style with Free Classic influences. Under the auspices of the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, The Glenn House has been faithfully restored and has many original… Read More

                              Guibourd House

                                Built in 1806 by Jacques Guibourd, this poteaux sur-sol (post on sill) home features not only vertical log construction, but also the use of the classic Norman truss. Read More

                                Harry S. Truman Birthplace

                                  Visitors can view the small frame house where the future president was born, and see furnishings that reflect what a house in western Missouri would have looked like during the time Truman lived in the house. Read More

                                  Harry S. Truman Historic Site

                                    The Victorian house was the home of President and Mrs. Truman from their marriage in 1919 to their deaths. The house still contains their furnishings and other possessions. Read More

                                    Hawken House

                                      This beautiful two story Federal style home sits in Southwest Park in Webster Groves Missouri. The home was built in 1857 by Christopher Hawken for his wife, Mary Ann Eads and features period furnishings. Christopher's father, Jacob, developed the Hawken rifle. The Hearth Room is also on premise and can be rented for weddings, receptions and business functions. Read More

                                      Daniel Boone Home

                                        The Daniel Boone Home is nestled upon the rolling hills of wine country and overlooks the Femme Osage Valley. This beautiful setting represents life in the early 1800’s from its adventures to its lifelong struggles. The Boone Home brings the legacy of Daniel Boone to life. Within the thick limestone walls, stories of a daring man offer a glimpse… Read More

                                        Hunter-Dawson House

                                          Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site preserves a now-vanished part of Missouri: The stately Bootheel mansion. Filled with original pieces and furnished in the style it was in during its heydays of the 1860s-1880s, the ornate mansion provides a history lesson in every corner. In fact, most of the original furnishing purchased by Amanda Hunter, the house's first owner (with her… Read More

                                          Bolduc House

                                            Jean Baptiste Valle became the richest man of the Illinois country and the first commandant under Spanish authority. The Spanish census for 1787 states that "Don Juan Baptiste Valle" establishment included his wife, 2 children and 37 slaves. The formal garden is likely to have been the first formal rose garden in Missouri. Mme Valle received rose cuttings from… Read More

                                            Jesse James Farm and Museum

                                              Outlaw Jesse James was born in this house in 1847. The house contains many original furniture pieces. The admission also allows you to tour the 1858 Claybrook House which is being restored. Read More

                                              Jesse James Home

                                                See the house where outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed by fellow gang member Bob Ford on April 3, 1882. Exhibits include artifacts from Jesse's grave. Located on the grounds of Patee House Museum. Read More

                                                Wornall House

                                                  A restored Greek Revival plantation house is furnished in period and includes a formal herb garden on the grounds. Read More

                                                  Kansas City Museum

                                                    The 72 room Corinthian Hall was built by lumber king R.A. Long. The mansion now houses a museum with exhibits relating to life on the plains and Kansas City's role in the Westward Expansion. Read More

                                                    Laura Ingalls Wilder Home

                                                      As visitors make their trek to the historic Rocky Ridge Farm, the first sight they’ll see is Laura’s and Almanzo’s beloved farmhouse. It remains as it was in 1957 and stands as an official project of the Save America’s Treasures National Trust for Historical Preservation. Read More

                                                      Mark Twain Boyhood Home

                                                        The home was built by Samuel Clemen's father in 1843, and Samuel lived there between the ages of 7 and 18. The restored home is decorated with period furnishings. Read More

                                                        Tower Grove House

                                                          Located on the garden property is the 1849 Tower Grove House. The restored house was the residence of Henry Shaw, who founded the garden in 1858. The house features period furnishings, utensils, and clothing. Read More

                                                          Phelps Mansion

                                                            The land upon which the Phelps House is built was purchased by Colonel William H. Phelps in 1868. Designed by Colonel Phelps and completed in 1895, the house is constructed of Carthage-mined grey marble and features a mixture of Beaux Arts, Classical Revival, and Romanesque styles. It is currently owned by Carthage Historic Preservation, Inc. Read More

                                                            Poplar Heights Farm

                                                              Poplar Heights Farm is a living history farm and nature conservancy in Bates County, Missouri. The farm supports and conducts programs to preserve the area’s past and offer educational opportunities to the region. Read More

                                                              Robidoux Row

                                                                This row of buildings was built by city founder Joseph Robidoux as temporary housing for newly arrived settlers. Four restored units remain of the building's original seven connected houses, and they are furnished with original and period pieces. Read More

                                                                Rockcliffe Mansion

                                                                  Rockcliffe Mansion, built between 1898 and 1900 in the Georgian Revival Style, is a massive Gilded-Age grand residence, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Perched on a limestone bluff, overlooking the Mississippi River and the historic town of Hannibal below, its views are spectacular and unmatched. Read More

                                                                  Samuel Cupples House

                                                                    Built by Samuel Cupples in 1890 at a cost of $500,000, the 42 room Romaneque mansion is constructed out of intricately carved sandstone and granite. The interior features paneling of exotic woods, parquet floors, Tiffany stained glass, and St. Louis ironwork. The house is furnished with period pieces. The former bowling alley now serves as an art gallery. Read More

                                                                    Sappington House Museum

                                                                      A fine example of the Federal style, the two story brick home was built in 1808. A library and barn are also on the grounds. Read More

                                                                      Wyeth-Tootle House

                                                                        Housed in the 1879 Wyeth-Tootle mansion, the museum features exhibits on American Indian materials, vertebrate natural history, St. Joseph history, and the Civil War and Victorian periods. Read More

                                                                        Taille de Noyer

                                                                          The Florissant Valley Historical Society is housed in the elegant Taille de Noyer House. Taille de Noyer is an historic antebellum home with stately pillars across the front veranda and is believed to be one of the oldest remaining homes in St. Louis County. The oldest section, a two-room log cabin used as a fur trading post, dates back… Read More


                                                                            Honeyshuck is the lovely old restored two-story front-gable-and-wing frame home of James Beauchamp “Champ” Clark. The home displays furnishings and memorabilia and is named “Honeyshuck” for the yard’s honey locusts, whose shucks fall to the ground. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Read More

                                                                            Vaile Mansion

                                                                              The 30 room mansion of Harvey Merrick Vaile was described as "the most princely house and the most comfortable home in the entire west" during its construction in the early 1880s. Besides elaborate architectural details and frescos, the house boasted such novel amenities as gas, water works and a wine cellar with a capacity of nearly 48,000 gallons. The… Read More

                                                                              Benton Home

                                                                                Thomas Hart Benton was one of Missouri's most noted artists from 1937 until his death in 1975. His Victorian house and carriage house studio contain many of his belongings. Read More

                                                                                Watkins House

                                                                                  Tour the Watkins family home and woolen mill for an unforgettable trip into the 1800s. This 2 ½ story Classic Revival home has been restored to its 1870s appearance. Built between 1850-1854, the home was made almost entirely from materials immediately available on the property.Highlights of the house tour include the semicircular semi-floating staircase, the formal parlor, guest rooms,… Read More