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Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion

3352 DeMenil Place, Saint Louis, MO 63118 (Benton Park)
+1 314 771 5828
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Ranked #37 of 148 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife & I took the Mansion tour on a mid-summer afternoon, and we now wish we had visited much sooner. Very friendly staff greeted us warmly & genuinely. We toured with a small group of adults, but the I believe the tour would be equally appreciated by children of grade school age & above. The house was built in... More

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Stamford, CT
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Frankly, we had some time to kill before we went to the brewery, and this was on our way. It's interesting, but not incredible.

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Le Roy, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I've been to many historical homes and buildings, but the tour for this one was outstanding. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and packed in a huge amount of information, but he did it in an interesting way. The house has some unusual items that are not normally seen, and the tour included information related to early St. Louis.

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St. Louis
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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a fascinating place that dates back to St. Louis beginnings. The staff and lots of volunteers were there the day I visited and they were super helpful. They have a passion for history and were happy to tell our group all about the people who have lived in the mansion over the years. They have some interesting events... More

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Chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We had previously visited this historic home, but were back in the area and decided to re-visit to take a look at the Christmas decorations in the house. A good decision! This home is truly a hidden gem, as mentioned by previous reviewers. It's a shame it seems to attract so few visitors. We were the only visitors for a... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The absolute best guided tour EVER. Myself along with my 9 & 10 year old were enamored the entire time the docent was speaking. Countless times we looked at each other in amazement at what we were learning. (Our jaws dropped hearing how women of the day took small doses of arsenic to keep their skin color as white as... More

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Dunnellon, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
58 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Our tour of the Chatillion-Demeril house museum lasted about 1.5 hours and was very enjoyable. The house is well restored and furnished appropriate to the period. Our tour guide was extremely well informed and gave us a wonderful tour covering the history of the house, the neighborhood and the families that owned it. If you are in St. Louis and... More

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Port Hueneme, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

What a hidden treasure. This is the a wonderful, inexpensive, and historically fascinating home and tour. The docents are amazing and so informative---you get way more than you pay for on this tour. Amazing family with amazing history. Just seeing the St. Louis World's Fair exhibit alone is worth the ticket price and then some. Next to the Lemp Mansion... More

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MO Ozarks
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Right down the street from the Lemp Mansion, this is truly a gem of a property with "mostly" original French and Victorian furnishings from early St. Louis history. Try to get Kevin for your guide..we have toured many many plantation homes and I viewed things in this house I had never seen before. He was very accommodating, friendly and extremely... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We had a great tour, mostly because at the time we went there weren't a lot of people. Consequently, we heard a lot more information than if the guide would have had to keep a big group together. Fascinating. A very nice restaurant in the carriage house.

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