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First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

200 South Main Street, Saint Charles, MO
636-940-3322
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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St. Louis
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The whole town is decked out for the holidays in its period 1700's finest. You can see old world Santa's, Fife and Drum corps, and even Sugar Plum Fariey.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is the original Missouri State Capitol set up like it was about 170-190 years ago before it was moved to Jefferson City. Inside and outside are pretty much the same except for electricity and AC in some spots.

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Kahoka, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

You are guided through a row of several buildings. They give you the history, show you examples, and you learn a lot.

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Hannibal, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to the Visitor's Center and borrowed a pre-loaded iPod that guided us and informed us about the various historic buildings (this was free). This is a very charming area.

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TN
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you are there, you should visit! The area is a treat to wander and experience - the historical landmarks are interesting to note.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This place seemed to get crowded at various times over the weekend we visited. However, there is alot of history and interesting information to be found here. Definitely worth checking out while in St. Charles.

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Arkansas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Many things to see here, the staff was helpful event though there were a log of people going thru, truly a must see if you are in the old part of St Charles, a lot of history documented here

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The kids and I were just walking down Main Street one day and I said, "Let's stop in here." Little did I know they were celebrating Missouri's birthday and we were directed out back to enjoy some activities. One was to show how to start fire with a flint rock, which my daughter loved. Another was to explore the old... More 

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St. Charles,Mo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

While the Capitol was being built in Jefferson City ,Mo-St. Charles was the capitol for about five years. Basically because the state was given free rent. The building has been restored to it original look. The visitors bureau offer guided tours. The main street of St. Charles is filled with restaurants and shops. You can also take a buggy ride... More 

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Central KY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

worth the time and short walk from the Arch. self directed tour but there is a park ranger available to answer questions. City Garden is within walking distance.

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