What makes a building, structure or location "historic"? For the purpose of our list, we consider places that are important to St. Louis history. Or it has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and/or is recognized as a St. Louis area "landmark". A museum highlighting some time period, person or place in St. Louis history would be considered "historic".
South St. Louis County has many historic places. Below is a list of some of them. Enjoy spending a day visiting one or plot out an entire day of historic places to visit! Some are free, others charge an admission fee and still others are private and can only be viewed from the street or by the owner's permission (please be courteous!). Enjoy! We did!
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, about, animals, attractions, family, featured, german, grantwood-village-missouri, historic, history, kids, locations, metro, missouri, southco, st-louis-spring-things-to-do, stlco, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63123,Grantwood Village Missouri
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - Information on Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is located in South St. Louis County. Originally built in 1826 as the first permanent army base west of the Mississippi River. - More Info - Tags: 63125, about, attractions, cemetery, civil-war, featured, historic, locations, memorial-day, missouri, national, southco, st-louis-county-info, stlco, ziphome - Public Tags: 63125
Missouri Civil War Museum - The Missouri Civil War Museum is located in the restored Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange and Gymnasium Building. - More Info - Tags: 63125, about, attractions, buildings, civil-war, featured, historic, lemay, missouri, museums, southco, stlco, ziphome - Public Tags: 63125,Lemay Missouri,Museums
Nims Mansion - The Nims Mansion was built for Eugene Nims, founder of Southwestern Bell Telephone, and his family as a weekend retreat. It is located in Bee Tree Park in Oakville Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63129, about, attractions, buildings, featured, historic, landmark, missouri, oakville, southco, stlco, ziphome - Public Tags: 63129,Oakville Missouri
River Des Peres in St Louis - The River des Peres is a river that has been channelized and functions as a combined sanitary sewer and storm drain. It runs from Forest Park to the Mississippi River. - More Info - Tags: 63125, about, historic, missouri, river, southco, stlcity, stlco, structure, ziphome - Public Tags: 63125,City of St Louis Missouri
Thomas Sappington Historic House - The Thomas Sappington Historic House was built in 1808 by slave labor. It is a St Louis attraction located in Crestwood Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63126, about, attractions, buildings, featured, historic, landmark, missouri, museums, southco, stlco, ziphome - Public Tags: 63126,Museums
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, about, attractions, civil-war, family, featured, grantwood-village, grantwood-village-missouri, historic, history, kids, landmark, locations, missouri, national, national-parks, southco, st-louis-county-info, stlco, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63123,Grantwood Village Missouri