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Address: 200 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-2855
Phone Number: +1 636-940-3322
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This is a wonderful experience for going back in time.

We love this place every time we go. This is a way to step back in time and envision the way things were when Lewis and Clark were only thinking about their famous trip up the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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St. Charles, MO
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St. Charles, MO
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place every time we go. This is a way to step back in time and envision the way things were when Lewis and Clark were only thinking about their famous trip up the mighty Missouri.

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Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The First Missouri State Capitol building in St. Charles, MO is an amazing building, built in the late 1700’s. Go to the Info Center building next door and see the exhibits regarding St. Charles as the first Missouri State Capitol. The history displays are well worth reading and the staff is very helpful. The history of the first capitol is... More 

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Monroe City, Missouri
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Nice and informational tour. Don't miss. The history of St. Charles is an interesting place and the park service makes it even better.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting stories told by the staff.very knowledgeable staff,could answer most any questions anyone on the tour asked.this was myfourth visit and i always learn something new

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Many people do not realize that Saint Charles was the original Capitol of Missouri. This building has is beautiful and well maintained with alot if Missouri history. Located near quaint Main Street Saint Charles, there is a lot you can incorporate into your visit. Shopping, many dining choices, riverfront walk and Katy Trail, Ameristar Casino. Plan a great day in... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you want to teach children about life in the lat 1700s/early 1800s this is an excellent tour. You will see a store, living quarters and the first state capitol. The tour explains the origin of the saying "sleep tight" and allows children to touch and feel different artifacts.

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1 Thank Stephanie B
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my tour of Missouri's first Capitol. The tours start precisely at the top of the hour so time your visit accordingly. Our tour lasted almost an hour. I could take lots of photos and ask questions. Excellent!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

It's fun to spend an afternoon, or an entire day, strolling and checking out the little shops and eating places in what I call "Ye Olde St. Charles." I would highly recommend this as a place to visit for couples who like to share experiences.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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