As you visit multiple historic sites, observe how the outdoors complement the inside spaces. Be it a single potted plant, a garden, a farm, or the wider environs, each historic site relates to its surroundings. See how our ancestors connected with the land, in both ornamental and practical ways. Enjoy various summertime activities. Be inspired and take home your own landscape painting in your mind’s eye.

Learn More about our Member Sites
Want to know when, where, and times a site will be open? Scroll below to learn about all of the historic sites, museums, and private homes of Historic Saint Louis.
Affton Oakland House

7801 Genesta Ave, St Louis, Mo 63123
314-352-5654   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: 1st Floor 
Admission: $5

Come experience Affton’s success story where an eight-room mansion, a great history, and time capsule waited to be opened. This 1850’s limestone beauty delights anyone who likes 14’ ceilings, grant staircase, five 12’ French doors leading to covered veranda. Count eight rooms with original furniture, chandeliers, family china, curtains, ladies’ sitting room and lovely portraits.  Millionaire banker, Louis Auguste Benoist with title connections to pre-revolution France, built Oakland as a summer escape from the turbulent St. Louis City. The three-acre flowered lawn is what remains of 476 acres where Louis brought his third wife, Sarah Elizabeth Wilson, her brother and nine children.
 
Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum
4947 W. Florissant, St. Louis, MO 63115
314-381-0750    Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Admission: free 

Once inside the gates at 4947 W. FLorissant, follow the 'White Line' to the right. You will arrive at Wild Wood Valley Gardens, where volunteers and staff will meet and direct you to many horticultural locations throughout the 314 acres.

1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House 
409 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville, IL 62025 618-692-1818   Website  Contact
Handicap Accessible: 1st Floor
 Admission: Adults: $6, Children (6-12 yrs): $3 

Experience the history of 1820 Illinois.  Stephenson House opens an enchanting window on cultural, political, and architectural developments during the early years of Illinois. Wander the gardens to discover heritage plants cultivated by our forebearers or take a hands-on history tour of the home. The four-room home is an excellent example of architecture from the Federal period and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Illinois State Historic Preservation Agency includes it among only a handful of homes built in the first quarter of the 19th century that remain standing in the state. It is also considered the oldest brick home in Madison County.
Campbell House Museum
1508 Locust Street,  St. Louis, MO 63103  314-421-0325   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: No
 Admission: Adults: $10, Children (12 & under): free

Since opening on February 6, 1943, the Campbell House Museum has served the greater St. Louis area as one of America’s premier historic property museums. The Museum not only preserves the Campbells’ house, but also their collection of original furniture, fixtures, paintings, objects, and thousands of pages of family documents. Included in these documents is a unique album of 60 photographs of the interior of the house taken in about 1885. In 2005, CHM completed a meticulous five-year restoration that returned the building to its opulent 1880s appearance, when the house was one of the centers of St. Louis society. As one of the most historically significant 19th Century building in St.Louis, we work hard to preserve our National Register listed buildings and important collection of original furnishings, family possessions, photographs and archival material to serve a center for education and community outreach programming.

Carondelet History Museum

6303 Michigan Ave,  St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 481-6303   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: Yes (lift at side door, elevator within building) 
Admission: free

Not participating in Summer event for 2020. 
D.D. Collins House
 

703 W Main St, Collinsville, IL 62234 618-420-0288  Website    Contact
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Admission: free


Not participating in Summer event for 2020.
Field House Museum

634 South Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102 314-421-4689   Website    Contact 
Handicap Accessible: Museum & 1st Floor of Historic House
Admission: Adults: $7, Children (7-16) $4, Under 7: free

Visit the Field House Museum for a colorful afternoon. Tour the historic Field family and learn about Roswell Field, attorney for Dred Scott, and his son Eugene Field, the "Children's Poet." Immerse yourself in the 19th century with original family items, many unique finds collected by Eugene on his travels. Afterwards explore the 4,000 sq ft Museum expansion with rotating exhibits, the Eugene Field Library, and gift shop. The Field House Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.

Gittemeier House - Historic Florissant, Inc.
1067 Dunn Road, Florissant, MO  63031
314-565-1468   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: 1st Floor 
Admission: Donation

Not participating in Summer event for 2020.
Guibourd-Vallé House - Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve

1 N 4th St, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-9622   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: 1st Floor (via lift)
Admission: Free

The Guibourd-Valle House was built by Jacques Guibourd, merchant and landowner, in 1806. He survived a trip in a wine barrel to avoid a slave rebellion, also escaped the French Revolution, and rose to prominence in Ste. Genevieve. His family home was lived in by his descendants until the 1970's when it was willed to the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, who maintains it as a tour home. Historically significant, this French colonial poteaux sur solle (posts on sill) home featuring Norman truss construction is located at 4th and Merchant. Especially important to those interested in Colonial architecture, it is the only home open to the public in North America with complete attic access to view this type of construction up close. Before or after touring the house, enjoy complimentary tea or lemonade in the walled garden area, shaded by a picturesque 75-100 yr old Linden tree.

Historic Hanley House

7600 Westmoreland Ave., Clayton, MO 63105
314-290-8553   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: 
Admission: Adult: $5, Children (6-12): $2, 5 & Under: free 

Not participating in the Summer event for 2020.
Hawken House Museum

1155 S. Rock Hill Rd., Webster Groves, MO 63119 314-968-1857   Website   Contact Handicap Accessible: No
Admission:  Adult: $5, Children (12 & under): free
 

Not Participating in the Summer event for 2020.
Historic Daniel Boone Home
1868 Highway F, Defiance, MO 633419
636-798-2005   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: Partial. Gravel Grounds. 1st and main floor accessible in home. 
Admission:  Adult: $8, Senior (60+): $6, Children (5-12): $5, Under 5: free

Come and enjoy a leisurely walk around our site and take in the natural  beauty of the valley as well as our cultivated gardens. Talk to one of our knowledgeable interpreters about the planting traditions of the pioneers and the many uses of the plants they raised. Paid tours of the Boone Home will be offered but walking the grounds is free of charge.

Historic Sappington House
1015 S. Sappington Rd., St. Louis, MO 63126
314-822-8171   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible"20-minute virtual tour can be viewed in the Library after 1 pm
Admission:  Adult: $5, Children
(under 12): $1

From deep in the earth to high in the tree canopy, enjoy summer fun at Historic Sappington House! Our formal flower and herbal gardens will be featured as well as tours of our historic home. The lovely green grounds are awaiting families, perhaps for picnicking. Plein air artist will join us in the park, sketching their nature observations on paper. Artifacts from an archaeological dig of the summer kitchen will be on display. And don't miss the Missouri Fiddlers as they play old-time favorites. Through a whimsical, yet historical skit, costumed Sappingtons and friends will enjoy a summertime get-together. Also safely climb to the heights in the park’s trees with Vertical Voyages, $20 per person, climbing reservations required for the 1 pm session. Refreshments served. $5 adults; $1 children under 12.

McElhinney Log House
2404 Gass Ave., Overland, MO 63114 (314) 426-7027   Website   Contact 
Handicap Accessible: No
Admission: Suggested Donation - $3
per Adult

Not participating in Summer event for 2020.

Mudd's Grove

302 W. Argonne Drive., Kirkwood, MO 63122
314-764-0809   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: 1st Floor
Admission: $5

Mudd's Grove is an imposing 3 story brick house set in a large yard 2 blocks west of the Kirkwood Train Station. It is home to and operated by the Kirkwood Historical Society. It was built in 1859 and furnished to reflect the Victorian Period when it was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Mudd. The spacious landscaped grounds include a herb garden, gazebo, and gate house. Knowledgeable guides will describe the history of the home and the interesting stories of the families who lived there. You can ask questions of Herb Society members. Light refreshments will be served.
 All COVID restrictions will be observed. Masks required. Entrance limited to 6 at a time.
Myer’s House and Barn

10 Dunn Road, Florissant, MO 63031
314-277-0204
Handicap Accessible: No 
Admission: Donation

Not participating in the Summer event for 2020.

The Old Courthouse -Gateway Arch National Park

11 North Fourth Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 314-655-1614   Website  Handicap Accessible: 1st Floor
Admission: Free


Not participating in the Summer event for 2020.

Old Saint Ferdinand Shrine

#1 Rue St. Francois St., Florissant MO 63031 314-837-2110   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible:
Admission: free

Not participating in the Summer event for 2020.

Sutter-Meyer Farmhouse

6826 Chamberlain Ct., University City, MO 63130
Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: 1st Floor  

Admission: free
 
Not participating in the Summer event for 2020.
Taille de Noyer - Florissant Valley Historical Society
1896 S. New Florissant Rd., Florissant, MO 63031 314-409-9478   Website   Contact Handicap Accessible:
Admission: Adult: $3, Children: $2  

Not participating in Summer event for 2020.

Tappmeyer Homestead

2 Barnes West Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 314-795-9322   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Admission: free

The Tappmeyer Homestead is fundamentally about the land. Whether it was the grain crops the original farm produced, the vegetables grown in the garden, the fruit harvested from the large orchard, or the perennials and flowers grown for their beauty or medicinal use – it was always about mother nature and the land. This understated elegant Victorian Italianate farmhouse constructed in 1880, belies the sun-up to sun-down long days and backbreaking, hard work of the immigrant farm family who called it home. Today the house has a demonstration heritage garden located behind it and is framed by plantings appropriate to the historic time. **You are encouraged to bring your paints or pencils, and whatever else you need, for an impromptu plein air experience, as you take in the details of the house and its beautiful surroundings.** Covid-19 restrictions may limit interior access.

The Centre for French Colonial Life
198 Market St., Ste. Genevieve, MO 63141 573-883-3105   Website
Handicap Accessible: The Centre for French Colonial life is handicap accessible on 1st floor and basement via a hydrolic lift. Historic homes are not handicap accessible and visitor must be able to climb three steps to enter homes. 
Admission: House tour tickets: $10/Adults, $5/Students, Free/military,preschool; Exhibit:  $10/Adults, $5/students.  Discounted combination House Tour/Exhibit tickets are available 

Ste. Genevieve Missouri hosts an annual French Heritage Festival celebrating the town's history and culture. French Colonial America will be having special events on its museum campus during this event; historical re-enactors including gunsmiths, herbologists, and militia & marine members will be on site as a free activity to visitors. Guests can tour the Bolduc and LeMeilleur houses every hour on the half hour with the purchase of a ticket. The Centre for French Colonial Life is open for guests to come and see the new exhibit "The American Revolution War in the West" with the purchase of a ticket. The Hands-on House will be open and hosting children's games and activities.  
Thornhill Estate at Faust Park

15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO  63017 314-615-8328   Website    Contact 
Handicap Accessible: Yes (no handicap restrooms)
Admission: Adult: Free

Capture the history and architecture of the oldest surviving governor’s mansion in Missouri on a Saturday in the spring.  Sprinkle in fresh vegetables, herbs, and peaches, and create your own album of memories while experiencing the Thornhill Estate at Faust Park on June 13, 2020.  In conjunction with Historic St. Louis and St. Louis County Parks, Thornhill will open its doors and gardens to guests for guided tours offered by historians and docents in period dress.  The formative days of the great state of Missouri will be brought to life by illustrating where the state’s second governor conducted state business, farmed and raised livestock, distilled beverages, and, with his wife Nancy, supported a growing family. There is no charge to attend this event, and visitors may step back in time with us to visit the days of Governor Frederick Bates.
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site - White Haven
7400 Grant Road, St. Louis, MO 63123
314-842-1867   Website   Contact
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Admission: Free

Join Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site for outdoor informal talks and art in the park! Park rangers will interpret the natural history of White Haven and teach visitors about the importance of our beautiful rain garden. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice or learn new art skills at our creativity station. All ages are welcome!

Willoughby Heritage Farm

631 Willoughby Ln., Collinsville, IL 62234 618-977-0941   Website   Contact 
Handicap Accessible: 1st Floor
Admission: $3

Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve is located at 631 Willoughby Lane. Willoughby is a 1920’s to 1950’s working farm with lots to do for all ages: feed/ pet the animals, have a picnic, take a hike on the trails, play in the Kid Zone, or tour the 1922 farmhouse and timberframe barns. Willoughby offers many rental facilities with a very unique setting for any type of celebration. There will be guided and self-guided tours of the farmhouse and garden from 10am-2pm. FREE!