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First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

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Address: 200 South Main Street, Saint Charles, MO
Phone Number: 636-940-3322
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I lived in St Charles briefly and fell in love with "downtown" Main st. Especially during the holiday season. The streets and shops are all decorated, they have Santa arriving on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I lived in St Charles briefly and fell in love with "downtown" Main st. Especially during the holiday season. The streets and shops are all decorated, they have Santa arriving on Friday after Thanksgiving to open the season. On a daily basis the characters from "A Christmas Carol" are out caroling and giving out "trading cards" to the kids. Other... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The visit brought you to the events of the early settlements in the St. Charles surrounding area. The displays showed how early homes were utilized with the furnishings of the period. Everything in the kitchen, tables, chairs, cooking utinsils and plates/flatare.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a wonderful tour. The history in the restored building just seems to surround the visitor. There is easy parking right behind the building.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If ever in the St. Louis, Missouri region be sure and go to St. Charles, Missouri. Their Main Street looks like you go back in time with brick streets and beautiful old buildings. They have a lot of festivals there. St. Charles was the first capitol in Missouri and they have a beautiful river front also. We also have a... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide, Bob, did a good job of explaining the significance of this site. St. Charles along Main Street is a nice place to visit. This museum helps to explain how and why this town on the Missouri River was the first capital. Worth the $4.50.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

A tour of the old Capital building is $4.50 person. We just missed a tour (usually on top of the hour) so walk around the office and grounds. We heard the tour guide once where he provided good historical information. Grounds in back of the Capital had garden of herbs and grapes. Nice visit but next time we'll do the... More 

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St Charles,Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Make time to visit here for about an hour, then stroll along Main Street and imagine easily how this place helped shape St Charles. Many interesting facts are provided on the tour, and the authenticity is detailed from glass blown windows to coonskin hats and tobacco hung to dry.

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a pleasant stop down the lovely main street in Old Town St. Charles. It is a small place with a small museum and grounds. It is not a real destination but the Main Street in Old Town is and dropping by here is just a bit of icing to the cake. Worth a half hour visit after or... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Interesting site. Not very large, but it was the First State Capitol. It gives a good history lesson of the area and the Capitol.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great place to stop and see, especially if you like history. Be advised that the building isn't air conditioned, so it very hot inside during the summer. If you can, go when it's cooler. The staff was very nice, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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