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First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

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Address: 200 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-2855
Phone Number: 636-940-3322
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Learning about our state

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Eric B
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Stephanie B
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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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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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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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