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First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

200 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-2855
+1 636-940-3322
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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 2 weeks ago
charlesc285
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 2 weeks ago
kellyagogo
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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 wood floors whisper the tales of the state’s first legislature. Interpretive programs help visitors understand how the state’s government was formed and what life was like in the early 1800s.
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200 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-2855
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+1 636-940-3322
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank kellyagogo
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Reviewed 18 February 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
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Reviewed 22 November 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 21 September 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

Thank Dick T
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Reviewed 26 August 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
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Reviewed 11 June 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

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

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

Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 1 June 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

Thank WStatesTraveler
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This was recommended to us by the guy at the Lewis & Clark Boathouse Museum. I'm so glad he told us about it. Very interesting!

Thank Judith C
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