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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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Great for kids

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie B
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Sally C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 9 helpful votes
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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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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