Built 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.
Join us for the Campbell House Museum’s Spring Members Party on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 3 to 6 p.m. Memberships are the Museum’s strongest single source of income and CHM wouldn’t be here today without the dedicated financial support of its members, so we want to thank you! Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres in the garden and 20% off of new Spring merchandise in the Museum Store! Also, experience Campbell House’s new exhibit: Lucas Place, The Lost Neighborhood of St. Louis’ Gilded Age, which opened in March and will be up through the Summer of 2014. We hope to see you (and any friends you might want to bring along) there!
Campbell House and Executive Director Andy Hahn are featured in “Missouri Studies Weekly”, a statewide core social studies magazine for 4th and 5th grade classrooms.
Click here to read the full feature.
“But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
– Benjamin Franklin
April 15, as we all know, is tax day. The dreaded writing of checks, the rush to find stamps and hit the post office after work (for those of us who procrastinate) and the joy/disappointment that comes with receiving our tax refunds. St. Louisans in the 1870s were none too fond of tax day either, as it turns out. Some sleuthing on the part of Campbell House’s senior researcher, Tom Gronski, turned up a couple of St. Louis Post-Dispatch articles from February 1879 showing not only that wealthy folks in St. Louis weren’t fond of paying their taxes, but that they actively hid money, often avoiding paying anything at all when tax season rolled around.
|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 are available. Tours usually last between 45 and 60 minutes. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 p.m.
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.