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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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December 27, 2014: CHM Loses a Dear Friend and Advocate

Samuel B. Clark, a mem­ber of the Camp­bell House Museum’s Board of Direc­tors and long­time vol­un­teer, passed away at the age of 86 on Decem­ber 27, 2014. Clark was for­merly the Direc­tor of Dis­play for Famous-Barr depart­ment stores and con­ceived and imple­mented CHM’s much-loved cel­e­bra­tion of a Vic­to­rian Christ­mas. In honor of his life and work, Clark’s final Vic­to­rian Christ­mas pro­duc­tion has been extended through the end of Jan­u­ary 2015. Click here to access the obit­u­ary from STLtoday.com.

December 9, 2014: CHM’s Victorian Christmas on Show Me St. Louis

Show Me STL’s Coreen Sav­it­ski joined CHM Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Andy to chat about 19th cen­tury hol­i­day tra­di­tions, the St. Louis Hol­i­day His­toric House Tour and how you can bring a lit­tle taste of Camp­bell House Christ­mas cheer into your own home this year! Click here to view the feature.

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National Handwriting Day

We dove into the archives and pulled out James and Hugh Campbell’s child­hood pen­man­ship school­books in honor of National Hand­writ­ing Day! These books are part of the large col­lec­tion of his­toric fam­ily doc­u­ments housed at the Camp­bell House Museum.

Click the the link below to see some snazzy old school penmanship.

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Please Note:

Tours of the Camp­bell House Museum are avail­able by appoint­ment only dur­ing the months of Jan­u­ary and Feb­ru­ary.
To make an appoint­ment, please click here or call the Museum at (314) 421‑0325.

Admis­sion and a guided tour is $8 per per­son, chil­dren 12 and under are free (group rates avail­able). Tours usu­ally last between 45 and 60 min­utes, the last tour each day begins at 3:30 p.m. Camp­bell House is open by appoint­ment only on Mon­days and Tuesdays.

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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.



Camp­bell House 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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