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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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The Camp­bell House Museum will be closed on Decem­ber 24, 25 and 31, 2014.

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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November 25, 2014: Victorian Christmas at CHM

The Camp­bell House Museum is proud to present its annual cel­e­bra­tion of a Vic­to­rian Christ­mas, replete with elab­o­rate dis­plays of trees, wreaths, gar­land and Gilded Age ele­gance through­out the 1851 home of Robert and Vir­ginia Camp­bell. Dec­o­ra­tions will be up through Jan­u­ary 15, 2015. Click here for the com­plete press release.

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Last week we posted about the bizarre tim­ing of early Amer­i­can Thanks­giv­ing cel­e­bra­tions (i.e. sit­ting down to a turkey feast in June or July) and how, even into the 19th and early 20th cen­turies, there was no stan­dard date to cel­e­brate the hol­i­day in the United States.

Until Lin­coln issued his national procla­ma­tion in 1863, it was the respon­si­bil­ity of gov­er­nors to deter­mine the date of Thanks­giv­ing in their respec­tive states. We did some comb­ing back through Missouri’s his­tory and matched up MO’s Thanks­giv­ing dates with sig­nif­i­cant dates in the lives of the Camp­bells. Here’s what we came up with – the date of that year’s Thanks­giv­ing day is listed, fol­lowed by a note about what the Camp­bells had going on that week.

Novem­ber 29, 1844 (Last Thurs­day in Novem­ber): Robert Camp­bell Jr. died two days ear­lier on Novem­ber 27 of the measles. He was two years and eight months old.

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Mon­day By Appoint­ment Only
Tues­day By Appoint­ment Only
Wednes­day 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Thurs­day 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Fri­day 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Sat­ur­day 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Sun­day 12 p.m. — 4 p.m.

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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