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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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August 1, 2014 — Weekend Manager Newmann Honored by St. Louis CVC

Camp­bell House is proud to announce that Week­end Man­ager David New­mann has been named a “Hos­pi­tal­ity Hero” by the St. Louis Con­ven­tion and Vis­i­tor Cen­ter for “demon­strat­ing ser­vice above and beyond the call of duty”.  Many thanks to David for his hard work and count­less hours spent work­ing toward CHM’s mis­sion of his­toric preser­va­tion and edu­ca­tion.  Click here to read more about David, who will be hon­ored Sep­tem­ber 16, 2014 at the CVC’s annual lun­cheon meeting.

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July 1, 2014 — Campbell House Courier, Summer 2014

Camp­bell House Museum’s sea­sonal newslet­ter is now avail­able online, click here to read about Camp­bell Fam­ily arti­facts being donated back to the Museum, events past and future, CHM mys­ter­ies, and new exhibits!

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New Discoveries at CHM — August 14, 2014

Just when we’re start­ing to think we have this whole “restora­tion of a 163 year old house” thing fig­ured out, some­thing comes out of the wood­work and makes us real­ize we don’t know quite every­thing there is to know about the Camp­bells and their beau­ti­ful home.  In this case it was a cab­i­net orig­i­nally located in the Butler’s Pantry hall.  This area has always been a lit­tle bare, not much more than a breeze­way pro­vid­ing access into the din­ing room from the kitchen.  If you’ve been through the house in the last few years, you prob­a­bly haven’t even noticed the area because it’s been blocked by a screen with the enclosed space used for storage.

A few months ago, two of our vol­un­teers were doing some clean­ing and orga­niz­ing in the Camp­bell House base­ment when they found part of a sturdy cab­i­net that was obvi­ously from the mid-19th cen­tury, which was curi­ous.  The kicker was that, once the decades of dust was wiped off, they could see beau­ti­ful feaux-wood grain­ing that per­fectly matched the orig­i­nal feaux-graining found in the CHM pantry.

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Hours

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 are 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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Parking

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.
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Directions

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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