History Related Things To Do In St. Louis

For those who love history, the St. Louis Area is rich in all kinds of history! Did you know that Daniel Boone settled here? Or that Mastodons roamed the area? How about that William Clark is buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery? Or that a giant lived in Alton? Did you know that Scott Joplin once lived in Downtown St. Louis? Discover some new places or explore old favorites. We've listed some of our favorites below!

Alton Museum of History and Art
Alton Museum of History and Art - The Alton Museum of History and Art showcases the art and history of the citizens of the Alton area. It is located on the SIU Dental School campus in Alton Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62002, Alton Illinois, Museums
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Bellefontaine Cemetery - Bellefontaine Cemetery has many historically important people interred within its beautiful and peaceful 314 acres. Some of those buried there are Adolphus Busch, William Clark, James Eads, James S. McDonnell and many more. - More Info Tags: 63115, 63147, City of St Louis Missouri
Cahokia Mounds
Cahokia Mounds - Cahokia Mounds is an early Mississippian civilization archeological treasure! It is located in Collinsville, Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62201, 62234, Collinsville Illinois, Attractions, Museums
Camp River Dubois
Camp River Dubois - The Camp River Dubois was the winter camp for Lewis and Clark before the expedition began. Featured there is a museum with exhibitions including a 55-foot full scale replica of the keel boat and a replica of Fort. - More Info Tags: 62048, Hartford Illinois, Museums
Daniel Boone Home
Daniel Boone Home - The Daniel Boone Home was the Missouri home of the great frontiersman, Daniel Boone and his family. It is located near Defiance, Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63341, 63332, Museums
Eugene Field House
Eugene Field House - Eugene Field House was the home of the children's poet, Eugene Field and his father Roswell Field, an important lawyer in the Dred Scott slavery case. Today it is a toy museum and a National Historic Landmark located in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63102, City of St Louis Missouri, Downtown St Louis, Museums
Faust Park Historic Village - The Faust Park Historic Village is a "heritage museum" being a collection of nineteenth century historic homes and buildings that have been moved to Faust Park to preserve the heritage of St Louis County. Many of the buildings and homes can be toured. - More Info Tags: 63017, Chesterfield Missouri, Museums
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site - The First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is the location of Missouri's first state capitol until the one in Jefferson City could be completed. It is located in Historic St. Charles, Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63301, Museums, St Charles City
Fort de Chartres
Fort de Chartres - Fort de Chartres is located in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois. The stone fort was built by the French to govern the Illinois Country in 1760. Today a portion of the fort has been reconstructed. - More Info Tags: 62277, Prairie du Rocher Illinois
Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site
Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site - Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site is located near Ellis Grove, Illinois. The earthworks are all that remains of the fort that was built by the French in 1703 to protect the town of Kaskaskia. - More Info Tags: 62241, Ellis Grove Illinois
Grant's Farm
Grant's Farm - Grant's Farm is the ancestral home of the Busch family and features a petting zoo, elephant and exotic bird shows and of course Anheuser-Busch products! It is located in Grantwood Village, Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63123, Grantwood Village Missouri
The Griot Museum of Black History & Culture
Griot Museum of Black History & Culture - The Griot Museum of Black History & Culture is located in the St. Louis Place Neighborhood in the City of St. Louis, Missouri and is the premiere museum in the region on African-American history. - More Info Tags: 63106, City of St Louis Missouri, Museums
Hannibal Missouri
Hannibal Missouri - Hannibal Missouri is the historic boyhood city of the famous author, Mark Twain and located in Marion County Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63401, Hannibal Missouri
Historic Alton, Illinois
Historic Alton Illinois - Alton, Illinois has been the location of many historic events in the history of the United States. - More Info Tags: 62002, Alton Illinois
Historic Cahokia Courthouse
Historic Cahokia Courthouse - The Historic Cahokia Courthouse was built in 1740 and is an example of French Creole architecture, one of the few examples left in the United States. It is located in St. Clair County in Cahokia, Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62206, Cahokia Illinois, Museums
Historic Hermann Missouri vineyard
Historic Hermann Missouri - Hermann, Missouri, located 90 minutes west of downtown St. Louis, was established in 1837 as a German Society Settlement. Beautiful country, wineries, and more await you. - More Info Tags: 65041, Hermann Missouri
Historic Kimmswick
Historic Kimmswick - Historic Kimmswick is the home of the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and many quaint boutiques. It is located in Jefferson County Missouri and hosts the popular Apple Butter Festival each year in the Fall. - More Info Tags: 63053, 63052, Kimmswick Missouri
Historic St Charles
Historic St Charles - Historic St. Charles is the location of the first state capital of Missouri on Historic Main Street and a campsite in Missouri of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. - More Info Tags: 63301, St Charles City
Historic Washington Missouri
Historic Washington Missouri - Historic Washington Missouri has a rich history with many historical homes, buildings and districts. It is located along the Missouri River and on the Missouri Wine Trail. - More Info Tags: 63090, Washington Missouri
Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
Holocaust Museum and Learning Center - The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center features artifacts and photographs from St. Louis Holocaust survivors and is located in St. Louis County Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63146, Museums
Mastodon State Historic Site
Mastodon State Historic Site - Located in Jefferson County in Imperial, Missouri, Mastodon State Historic Site is on the National Register of Historic Places because of the important archaeological and paleontological finds discovered at the park. - More Info Tags: 63052, Museums
Missouri History Museum
Missouri History Museum - The Missouri History Museum features permanent exhibits on the 1904 World's Fair, on history of the City of St. Louis - past and present, and has a life-size replica of Charles Lindbergh's airplane - The Spirit of St. Louis in the McDermott Hall. It is located in Forest Park, in St. Louis, Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63112, City of St Louis Missouri, Museums
Museum at the Gateway Arch
Museum at the Gateway Arch - The Museum at the Gateway Arch is located below the Gateway Arch. And by "below" we mean "underground!" - More Info Tags: 63102, Attractions, City of St Louis Missouri, Downtown St Louis, Museums
Old Courthouse
Old Courthouse - The Old Courthouse features a museum of memorabilia of the famous Dred Scott trial and has two courtrooms set up to represent two separate time periods. It is located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63102, City of St Louis Missouri, Downtown St Louis, Museums
Pierre Menard Home Historic Site
Pierre Menard Home Historic Site - The Pierre Menard Home Historic Site is located in Ellis Grove Illinois. The home was built around 1815 by Pierre Menard, the first Lieutenant Governor of the then new State of Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62241, Ellis Grove Illinois
Prairie du Rocher
Prairie du Rocher - Prairie du Rocher is located in Randolph County Illinois and was settled as a French farming community in 1722. - More Info Tags: 62277, Prairie du Rocher Illinois
Sainte Genevieve
Sainte Genevieve - The city of Sainte Genevieve is a historic French colonial village and is situated along the Mighty Mississippi River. It is located one hour south of the city of St. Louis in Ste. Genevieve County Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63670, Sainte Genevieve Missouri
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site - Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime, brought his new wife to St. Louis in 1900 and moved into this brick flat located in downtown St. Louis Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63103, City of St Louis Missouri, Downtown St Louis, Museums
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum - The Soldiers Memorial Military Museum was built to honor the St. Louisans who served and lost their lives in World War I. It is located in downtown St. Louis Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63103, City of St Louis Missouri, Downtown St Louis, Museums
Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site
Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site - The Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is located in South St Louis County. The landmark White Haven is located there which is the historic homestead of Grant's wife, Julia Dent and her family. - More Info Tags: 63123, Grantwood Village Missouri

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