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.
All CHM members (present and future!) are cordially invited to the Campbell House Museum for wine, hors d’oeuvres and a special 20% discount on the Museum Store’s new line of Spring merchandise. This year, in honor of the closing celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, four local authors will join members to discuss Civil War St. Louis history and sign copies of their nationally renowned books. Click here for more information.
This week we’re handing the reins over to guest blogger Dylan McCartney, a Graduate Research Assistant working with us from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Take it away, Dylan!
When I arrived at the Campbell House in August, I knew very little about Robert Campbell, Virginia Campbell, or St. Louis. I didn’t even call St. Louis home. As a graduate student in the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Museum Studies program, the Campbell House is where I will complete a two-year assistantship. And so, since I knew nothing about the Campbells, I was naturally asked to write up the definitive document about them.
Specifically, it is a new, updated Docent Guidebook. If a docent leads visitors through the house on tours and relates the story of the family and house, then the Docent Guidebook does the same for docents. Click “More from Our Blog” below to continue reading!
|Monday||Tours by Appointment|
|Tuesday||Tours by Appointment|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.|
|Friday||10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||12:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.|
Admission and a guided tour is $8 per person,CHM Members and children 12 and under are free (group rates available).
1508 Locust Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103
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.
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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