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Deutschheim State Historic Site

109 West 2nd Street, Hermann, MO 65041
573-486-2200
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Hermann
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Visit a significant part of German-American history – and early Missouri settlement – at Deutschheim State Historic Site. Stroll through the restored... more » Owner description: Visit a significant part of German-American history – and early Missouri settlement – at Deutschheim State Historic Site. Stroll through the restored 1840s and 1850s buildings and explore how German-Americans settled the Hermann area and developed the basis for a Missouri wine industry. Grapevines planted in the 1850s can still be seen on the property as can a number of historic artifacts. « less
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Springfield, Missouri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Will I go back? Yes. This state historic site compares an upper class settler and a working class settler of Hermann, MO. The guide that we had was full of interesting tidbits regarding the overall history of the area and a great explanation and visual of how the Missouri River used to flow prior to the Corps of Engineers taking... More

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arlington MA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Volunteer guide was excellent. You saw a domestic dwelling and then walked down the street for a commercial building. The displays were excellent. Point--arrive at a tour time. 10 a.m. , 12 a.m. and another because if there is only one guide the headquarters building is closed and left with a return sign.

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Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

When I travel, I always like to learn about the local history. If you are a history buff, or just wonder why in the heck little Hermann even exists, stop by and take the tour. Our guide was excellent and knew tons about the original settlers and owners of the homes.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Loved the quaint and interesting historical landmarks in the town including the story of how Hermann was founded. Also enjoyed the wineries.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I learned a lot of interesting information while visiting the Deutschheim State Historic Site. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. He was able to answer all questions he was asked regarding Hermann's past through the present. It was interesting to learn about these old settlement towns.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This museum consists of three separate buildings and seeks to explain the origin and history of Hermann, MO. The guide was knowledgable and interesting. The sites were fascinating, especially the house in which a lady lived without electricity or plumbing into the 1960's. We appreciated the historic garden. It was really a glimpse into the early history of the town,... More

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Guide didn't seem to know much except what was already printed on placards. Slobby in his dress and presentation. The exhibits themselves were nice and well maintained. Just expected better presentation, didn't learn much more than we could have gotten from a self guided tour.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The site is a historic gem and probably the single best way to understand Hermann, the surrounding region, and its ties to Germany. Our timing precluded taking a tour, but the self-touring was great because of the staffers there. There were docents in period garb making baskets, answering questions (and serving old-fashioned cookies and pink lemonade) in the ancient tool... More

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Hermann. A must if visiting for the first time. Enjoyed learning about the first settlers that came to Hermann, and the history through the years.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Our guide was totally knowledgeable about the historic site and the history of Hermann. As an added benefit, she had been the architect involved with restoring the historic buildings of the Inn at Hermannoff and knew the history of the particular building in which we were staying.

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