St. Louis County Historic Places

Hawken House

St. Louis County has a large collection of historic places such as parks, museums, schools, churches and homes, that all meet the criteria to be called "historic". The county is fortunate to have many of the homes of prominent St. Louisans still in existence. One of the homes, located in Bee Tree Park in South County is the Nims Mansion which was built for Eugene Nims, the founder of Southwestern Bell Telephone, as a family weekend retreat. Another historic home is the Hawken House, built by Christopher Hawken, the son of Jacob Hawken who produced the famous Hawken Rifle, the "gun that settled the west." Taille De Noyer, now located on the campus of McCluer High School in Florissant, was originally built in 1790 as a two-room log cabin for fur trappers. The cabin was purchased in 1805 by John Mullanphy, St. Louis' first millionaire, who then gave it to his daugther who expanded it to a 22 room mansion.

Below is a list of almost 50 historic places that can be found in St. Louis County. 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!). Spend an afternoon visiting one or plot out an entire of day of historic places to visit! Enjoy! We did!

Babler Memorial State Park
Babler Memorial State Park - Babler Memorial State Park is located in West St Louis County in Wildwood Missouri. Babler provides many opportunities for recreation. There are several hiking trails and camping sites that are available to organized groups within the park. - More Info Tags: 63005, Recreation, Wildwood Missouri
Concordia Seminary in Clayton Missouri
Concordia Seminary in Clayton Missouri - Concordia Seminary is a Lutheran affiliated college located in Clayton Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63105, Clayton Missouri
Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park
Creve Coeur Park - Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is a perfect place for a day of recreation. The park has a 320-acre natural lake perfect for fishing, sail boating or wind surfing, plus picnic sites and a 4 mile paved walking or biking trail. This park is located in West St. Louis County in Maryland Heights Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63043, 63146, Maryland Heights Missouri, Recreation
Drace Park
Drace Park - Drace Park is located in Town and Country Missouri and features the historic Kropp and Estill Log Cabins, as well as a playground and picnic pavilion. - More Info Tags: 63131, Town and Country Missouri
Eden Theological Seminary located in Webster Groves
Eden Theological Seminary - Eden Theological Seminary is located in Webster Groves Missouri and is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. - More Info Tags: 63119, Webster Groves Missouri
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
Ferguson Railroad Depot
Ferguson Railroad Depot - The Historic Ferguson Railroad Depot is located in downtown Historic Ferguson, Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63135, Ferguson Missouri
Fitz's American Grill & Bottling Works
Fitz's American Grill & Bottling Works - Fitz's American Grill & Bottling Works is located in "The Loop" in University City in the historic West End Bank. Fitz's bottles its own famous root beer, plus orange soda, cream soda and other soft drink flavors. The vintage bottling works can be viewed from the dining area of the restaurant. - More Info Tags: 63130, University City Missouri
Fort Belle Fontaine Park
Fort Belle Fontaine Park - Fort Belle Fontaine Park is the historical location of Fort Belle Fontaine and features 30 acres of prairie and wetlands, the Lewis and Clark Interpretative Trail, historic landmarks and stonework that was built in the 1930's by the WPA. It is located in North St Louis County in Spanish Lake Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63138, Spanish Lake Missouri
General Daniel Bissell House
General Daniel Bissell House - The General Daniel Bissell House is a historic home located Bellefontaine Neighbors in North St Louis County Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63137, Bellefontaine Neighbors Missouri
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
Hawken House
Hawken House - The Hawken House was built by Christopher Hawken, the son of Jacob Hawken who produced the famous Hawken Rifle, the "gun that settled the west." The house is located in Webster Groves, Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63119, Museums, Webster Groves Missouri
Historic Hanley House
Historic Hanley House - The Historic Hanley House was built in 1855 and originally sat on a one hundred acre farm. Members of the Martin Franklin Hanley family occupied the home for 113 years before it was given to Clayton, Missouri for a historical museum. - More Info Tags: 63105, Clayton Missouri, Museums
Historic Parkway United Church of Christ Sanctuary
Historic Parkway United Church of Christ Sanctuary - The Historic Parkway United Church of Christ Sanctuary was built in 1871 and is located in Town and County Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63131, Town and Country 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
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is located in South St. Louis County. It was originally built in 1826 as the first permanent army base west of the Mississippi River. - More Info Tags: 63125
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary - The Kenrick-Glennon Seminary is an all men Roman Catholic 4 year college located in Shrewsbury Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63119, Shrewsbury Missouri
Kirkwood Missouri Amtrak Station
Kirkwood Missouri Amtrak Station - The Amtrak Train Station located in downtown Kirkwood, Missouri is a historic train station that was a stop on the first railroad in Missouri, the Pacific Railroad. - More Info Tags: 63122, Kirkwood Missouri
Lake School Park
Lake School Park - Lake School Park is located in Creve Coeur Missouri and features the historic Lake School as well as a soccer field and lighted tennis courts. - More Info Tags: 63141, Creve Coeur Missouri
Larimore House Plantation
Larimore House Plantation - The Larimore House Plantation is a two-story brick Italianate and is located in Spanish Lake in North St Louis County. It was built in 1858 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. - More Info Tags: 63138, Spanish Lake Missouri
Manchester United Methodist Church
Manchester United Methodist Church - Manchester United Methodist Church is located in Manchester Missouri in West St Louis County. - More Info Tags: 63011, Church, Manchester Missouri
Millennium Park
Millennium Park - The Millennium Park is one of Creve Couer's city parks as well as featuring the historic landmark, Tappmeyer Farmhouse. - More Info Tags: 63141, Creve Coeur Missouri
Missouri Civil War Museum
Missouri Civil War Museum - The Missouri Civil War Museum is located on the grounds of Jefferson Barracks in the restored Post Exchange and Gymnasium Building and features items from both the Union and Confederate militarys. - More Info Tags: 63125, Lemay Missouri, Museums
National Museum of Transportation
National Museum of Transportation - The National Museum of Transportation features exhibits of all modes of transportation, ranging from trains to tugboats and everything in between! It is a St Louis attraction located in West St Louis County Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63122, Attractions, Museums
Nims Mansion
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, Oakville Missouri
Normandie Golf Club
Normandie Golf Club - Normandie Golf Club is a public 18 hole golf course located in Bel-Nor Missouri in Mid St Louis County. It is the oldest public golf course west of the Mississippi River. - More Info Tags: 63121, Bel Nor Missouri
Norwood Hills Country Club
Norwood Hills Country Club - Norwood Hills Country Club is a private club with two 18 hole golf courses located in North St Louis County. The clubhouse has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. - More Info Tags: 63121
Old St. Ferdinand Shrine
Old St. Ferdinand Shrine - The Old St. Ferdinand Shrine is the oldest Catholic church west of the Mississippi River and is located in Florissant, Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63031, Church, Florissant Missouri
Old Stone Church
Old Stone Church - The Old Stone Church or Old Bonhomme Church was the original location of the Bonhomme Presbyterian Church. It was built in 1841 and is located in Chesterfield, Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63017, Chesterfield Missouri
Payne-Gentry House
Payne-Gentry House - The Payne-Gentry House is a historic museum chronicling the more than 100 years the Payne-Gentry family lived in the home. It is located in Bridgeton, Missouri in North St. Louis County. - More Info Tags: 63044, Bridgeton Missouri, Museums
River Des Peres in St Louis
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, City of St Louis Missouri
Route 66 State Park
Route 66 State Park - Route 66 State Park features a Route 66 Museum with Route 66 memorabilia. The park also has hiking, biking and equestrian trails, a boat launch and fishing in the Meramec River and picnic facilities. It is located in West St Louis County in Eureka Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63025, Eureka Missouri, Recreation
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop - The Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop has been designated as a Historic Landmark by St Louis County. It was built about 1876 by Jacob Wilhelm and was a working blacksmith until 1993. - More Info Tags: 63138, Spanish Lake Missouri
St Louis Walk of Fame
St Louis Walk of Fame - The St Louis Walk of Fame is a sidewalk that features embedded stars highlighting famous people who lived in St. Louis and were important to the city. It is a St Louis attraction and is located in University City Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63130, University City Missouri
St Vincents
St Vincents in St Louis Missouri - Built in the Renaissance architectural style, St. Vincent's is a forboding building and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. - More Info Tags: 63133
Taille De Noyer
Taille De Noyer - Taille De Noyer, a 22 room historic home and museum, was originally built in 1790 as a two-room log cabin for fur trappers. It is located on the campus of McCluer High School in Florissant Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63031, Florissant Missouri, Museums
The Loop
The Loop - The Loop is a St Louis area with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment options and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. It is located along Delmar Boulevard in University City Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63130, University City Missouri
Thomas Sappington Historic House
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, Museums
Thornhill Farm
Thornhill Farm - Thornhill Farm, the family home of Missouri's second Governor, Frederick Bates, has been restored and is a historic museum. It is located in Faust Park, in the Faust Historical Village, in Chesterfield Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63017, Chesterfield Missouri, Museums
Twillman House
Twillman House - The Twillman House was built in 1870 by John Henry Twillman, a German immigrant, and is located in Spanish Lake Missouri. It is designated by St Louis County as a Historic Landmark. - More Info Tags: 63138, Spanish Lake Missouri
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
Washington University
Washington University - Washington University is a 4 year private college located in University City Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63130, University City Missouri

More St Louis County Historic Places

Ebsworth Park - Ebsworth Park features a residence that was designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is located in Mid St Louis County in Kirkwood Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63122, Kirkwood Missouri

Glen Echo Country Club - Glen Echo Country Club is a private 18 hole golf course located in Normandy Missouri. It was the first Private golf course west of the Mississippi River. - More Info - Tags: 63121, Recreation, Golf

Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum - The Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum is located at the Creve Coeur Airport in Maryland Heights, Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63146, Maryland Heights Missouri, Museums

Longview Farm Park - Longview Farm Park is located in Town and Country Missouri and features the historic Longview Farm house with banquet and special event facilities. The park is 30 arces and has a horse stable, playground, picnic facilities, tennis courts and walking trails. - More Info - Tags: 63141, Town and Country Missouri

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