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Welcome to the Campbell House Museum

CampbellHouseRobertCampbellBuilt in 1851, the first house in the ele­gant Lucas Place neigh­bor­hood, the Camp­bell House was the home of renowned fur trader and entre­pre­neur Robert Camp­bell and his fam­ily from 1854 until 1938. The museum con­tains hun­dreds of orig­i­nal Camp­bell pos­ses­sions includ­ing fur­ni­ture, paint­ings, cloth­ing, let­ters, car­riages and a unique set of inte­rior pho­tographs taken in the mid-1880s.

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May 17, 2015: Spring Members Party & Booksigning

All CHM mem­bers (present and future!) are cor­dially invited to the Camp­bell House Museum for wine, hors d’oeuvres and a spe­cial 20% dis­count on the Museum Store’s new line of Spring mer­chan­dise. This year, in honor of the clos­ing cel­e­bra­tions of the 150th anniver­sary of the end of the Civil War, four local authors will join mem­bers to dis­cuss Civil War St. Louis his­tory and sign copies of their nation­ally renowned books. Click here for more information.

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May 31, 2015: Campbell House and Union Avenue Opera Team up for Arias in the Afternoon
Camp­bell House Museum and Union Avenue Opera, two of St. Louis’ best kept secrets, are excited to present the 4th annual “Arias in the After­noon,” a con­cert, lunch and fundrais­ing event to sup­port their mis­sions of com­mu­nity engage­ment and edu­ca­tion, fea­tur­ing per­for­mances by Union Avenue Opera artists in the Vic­to­rian gar­den of the Camp­bell House Museum. For more infor­ma­tion and the full press release, please click here.
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Guest Blog: Writing the Book on Campbell House

This week we’re hand­ing the reins over to guest blog­ger Dylan McCart­ney, a Grad­u­ate Research Assis­tant work­ing with us from the Uni­ver­sity of Missouri-St. Louis. Take it away, Dylan!

When I arrived at the Camp­bell House in August, I knew very lit­tle about Robert Camp­bell, Vir­ginia Camp­bell, or St. Louis. I didn’t even call St. Louis home. As a grad­u­ate stu­dent in the Uni­ver­sity of Missouri-St. Louis’ Museum Stud­ies pro­gram, the Camp­bell House is where I will com­plete a two-year assist­ant­ship. And so, since I knew noth­ing about the Camp­bells, I was nat­u­rally asked to write up the defin­i­tive doc­u­ment about them.

Specif­i­cally, it is a new, updated Docent Guide­book. If a docent leads vis­i­tors through the house on tours and relates the story of the fam­ily and house, then the Docent Guide­book does the same for docents.  Click “More from Our Blog” below to con­tinue reading!

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Mon­day Tours by Appointment
Tues­day Tours by Appointment
Wednes­day 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Thurs­day 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Fri­day 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Sat­ur­day 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Sun­day 12:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Admis­sion and a guided tour is $8 per per­son,CHM Mem­bers and chil­dren 12 and under are free (group rates available).

Plan Your Visit Today!

1508 Locust Street
Saint Louis, Mis­souri 63103
(314) 421‑0325


Free park­ing is avail­able on the YMCA lot adja­cent to the Museum, please see atten­dant BEFORE park­ing. Addi­tional Park­ing is avail­able adja­cent to the Museum at pub­lic park­ing meters ($1 for 60 min­utes) on both Locust and 15th streets. The meters are free on Sun­day.


CHM is located at the south­west cor­ner of 15th and Locust Streets in down­town St. Louis, between the YMCA and the St. Louis Pub­lic Library.

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