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 Museum and award-winning local blog Distilled History were featured in St. Louis Magazine in advance of their massively successful #drinkuptweetupSTL event in September. Click here to read the article and learn more about Distilled History’s author and the history of CHM.
We were pleased to welcome Mike Danahey through the House last weekend during his trip to explore St. Louis’ strong Irish heritage. Our favorite line? “Fur was like the iPhone of its day — but warmer.” Click here to read the article.
Even though St. Louis fell short of the World Series this year, the fact that our friends in Kansas City are doing so well brings an interesting question to light… would Robert Campbell have been (GASP!) a Royals fan?
Even though Robert lived the majority of his adult life in the city of St. Louis, he has significant ties to the KC area. Mr. Campbell began investing in real estate shortly after he retired from the fur trade in the late 1830s. Most of his property was scattered throughout the St. Louis area, ranging from his family’s Lucas Place home at what is today 1508 Locust Street downtown all the way out to a plot of land that would eventually become Creve Coeur Park. But a lesser-known fact about our buddy Rob is that he also played a crucially important role in establishing what is today the bustling metropolis of Kansas City, Missouri.
|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 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.