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The Red House Interpretive Center

128 S. Main, Cape Girardeau, MO
+1 573-335-1631
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Sept 2017 Visit

We recently had the opportunity visit Red House on a Mississippi River Boat cruise. It was hands... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Roger M
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Edison, Ohio
A little gem in Cape Girardeau

Home of the founder of Capr Girardeau. Lean about frontier life and life among the Indians of the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Vikki K
,
San Diego, California
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128 S. Main, Cape Girardeau, MO
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+1 573-335-1631
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We recently had the opportunity visit Red House on a Mississippi River Boat cruise. It was hands down the venue offered on our cruise. Being a fan off early 1800s history and have done fur trade reenacting I may be a little partial. I found...More

1  Thank Roger M
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Home of the founder of Capr Girardeau. Lean about frontier life and life among the Indians of the area. The home has been moved from its original location (across the street). Excellent docents from the area with whom you have almost a one on one...More

1  Thank Vikki K
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I have passed by this jewel of Cape's history numerous times over the past 20 years, and finally checked it out. Between the collection of artifacts and the easy-going and highly informational introduction by a costumed docent, I was extremely surprised and pleased. I learned...More

1  Thank J0sephine65
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

The docents at the RHIC are very well versed in how Don Louis Lorimier (founder of Cape Girardeau) would have lived and traded in 1800. On many weekends there are special interpreters explaining components of living on the American Frontier.

2  Thank jimblakemore2
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

It's easy to forget, if we ever knew, that French Canadians were the early explorers of the lands along the Mississippi, or that Lewis and Clark passed this way as they explored the West for the early United States. French Canadian Louis Lorimier founded Cape...More

5  Thank practans
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very well informed docent shows you around the place. Easy, free parking right at the doorstep. Lots of historical items presented very nicely. Plan on spending at least an hour there.

2  Thank FormerRezPilot
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We happened onto the Red House and it was a great experience. THe woman that walked us around the facility explained the deep history of the area from it's founding, Lewis and Clark connections and the Trail of Tears crossing. Well worth a stop!

2  Thank mudpuppy78
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visited The Red House as part of a tour operating from the American Queen steamboat, when we landed in Cape Girardeau. Because of the expected number of visitors, there was a special display with a guide and some delightful local music. We enjoyed our...More

3  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

I do recommend that you place and advance reservation to request a docent to show you around the site- you are missing half of the history behind the museum if you are not guided by them. All docents are friendly and knowledgable, a few of...More

3  Thank PoloRoam
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

The Red House Interpretive Center was closed on the day I visited. I think they have it open during peak tourist season for special events and on weekends. The Old St. Vincent's Church is just across the street. Be sure to add that to your...More

3  Thank Butterflydays
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Marilyn B
23 April 2017|
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Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
They are open from May thru October on Saturdays only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. To schedule a group tour call (573) 335-1631 or (573) 339-6340. I did not see your question until tonight, while I was looking... More
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