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First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

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We were there too late to participate in a tour but had a lovely chat with one of the interpretive... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
History of the area

This is a great little tour and should not be missed. It gives a brief history of the area and is... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
st. charles, mo
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Located within a stone’s throw of the Missouri River and Katy Trail State Park, and in the heart of historic St. Charles, First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is the first seat of the state’s government. Its rough hewn timbers and dark...more
200 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-2855
+1 636-940-3322
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

We have a 14 year old son and an 8 year old daughter (who uses a wheelchair). The first floor has a gift shop, which was fun. The 2nd floor is where the tour takes place. It is not wheelchair accessible. The alternative was to...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We were there too late to participate in a tour but had a lovely chat with one of the interpretive staff. She also gave us pointers for other places to see downtown.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is a great little tour and should not be missed. It gives a brief history of the area and is not too long

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the location and the stories. Don did a great job. Very knowledgeable. Beautiful location right on the banks of the Missouri.

Thank Alena W
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Take the tour. It's low cost and the guide does a A+ job putting you back in 1821 Missouri! ShowMe!!

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

If you are interested in history, particularly the early history of Missouri, this is a good place to visit. I would really recommend taking the tour. The fee for the tour is very reasonable. But make sure you get there before 3:00 p.m. for that's...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Interesting stop. Lived here for years and one day my wife suggested we take the tour. Tour guide did a good job of imagining for us what it was like to live in St. Charles in the early 1800s.

Thank Keglan
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The building is in great condition. It has a lot of history and the surrounding attractions make the trip worth while. It was closed when we got there, but otherwise nice to view a building with a lot of history

1  Thank John D
Reviewed June 8, 2017

The staff was amazing and very interactive. We had a great time Interesting, education and a beautiful area!

Thank Amy S
Reviewed May 31, 2017

The tour makes clear how the state legislature and the governor functioned two centuries ago. Many details are provided about the history of and life in the young state of Missouri. The outside area/garden and all buildings/rooms, including the general store (which was in operation...More

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