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.
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.
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!
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.
|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.
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.