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Welcome to the Campbell House Museum

Campbell House Welcome Robert Campbell Welcome 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.


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Spring Members Party

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!

Studies Weekly CHM
February 24, 2014

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.

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Dodging the Tax Man

“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.

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Mon­day By Appoint­ment
Tues­day By Appoint­ment
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.

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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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