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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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1508 Locust Street | St. Louis, MO 63103 | (314) 421‑0325

July 5,2016: Brilliant Cut Glass Special Exhibition

The Camp­bell House Museum is proud to present an exhibit of Bril­liant Era cut glass. The exhibit fea­tures 30 rare and unusual pieces of cut glass, includ­ing a large umbrella stand and toupee stand. The exhibit coin­cides with the Amer­i­can Cut Glass Asso­ci­a­tion (ACGA) 2016 National Con­ven­tion in St. Louis, which runs from July 20 to 23 at the St. Louis Air­port Mar­riott Hotel. To view/download the full press release click here

Arias in the Afternoon
May 22, 2016: Arias in the Afternoon with the Union Avenue Opera

Join Union Avenue Opera and the Camp­bell House Museum on for the 5th Annual Arias in the After­noon ben­e­fit­ing the Camp­bell House Museum and Union Avenue Opera.
Ces and Judy’s Cater­ing will pro­vide a light lunch and three will also be fea­tured items from Vir­ginia Campbell’s own orig­i­nal recipes for Roman Punch, and deserts from the new books The Gilded Table. Com­pli­men­tary wine from Peace­ful Blend Vine­yard
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August 25, 2016: Who is this man?

In truth, we don’t know. Nei­ther does the Mis­souri His­tory Museum, which has this image labeled as “Uniden­ti­fied Man.” It was appar­ently taken by Thomas M. East­erly, a Ver­mont native who took up daguerreotyping.

East­erly was an itin­er­ant pho­tog­ra­pher until he set­tled in St. Louis in 1848, open­ing a stu­dio that oper­ated until the late 1870s. At some point, prob­a­bly about 1850, this gen­tle­man walked into the stu­dio, sat down in front of Easterly’s cam­era, and had his por­trait taken. Unfor­tu­nately, his name was not attached to the pic­ture, a not-uncommon occur­rence in the East­erly col­lec­tion at the Mis­souri His­tor­i­cal Society,

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



Free park­ing is avail­able in the YMCA lot next to the Museum. Street park­ing is avail­able at park­ing meters (free on Sun­day) on both Locust and 15th Streets.


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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