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Deutschheim State Historic Site

109 West 2nd Street, Hermann, MO 65041
573-486-2200
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Hermann
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Visit a significant part of German-American history – and early Missouri settlement – at...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Lots of German history in this really small town. The tour guides are really proud of their heritage and they were more than happy to share the town's history with their visitors. We were traveling with a German professor and even he was impressed with their knowledge of Germans in Missouri. After eating all the sausages and drinking all the... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you want a nice history on Hermann or you have some German blood, you will definitely enjoy this tour. Several historical buildings and museum, including tour given by the State of Missouri.

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Springfield, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We enjoyed learning about German culture, traditions and how those were incorporated in Hermann throughout several centuries.

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Lake Lotawana, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

They have done such an excellent job restoring this treasure. It's a must see and take a little time to enjoy the history and the view.

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Emporia, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We took this tour to learn a little more about Hermann and we were completely satisified!! My maternal family has German heritage and it was great to see why our family changed the spelling/pronunciation of their last name. Worth the 5 bucks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Loved how quaint and interesting it was!! We were the only couple on the tour, and it was amazing!! The tour guide was very knowledgable and spent alot of time with us!

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Springfield, Missouri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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7 reviews 7 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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