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.
Samuel B. Clark, a member of the Campbell House Museum’s Board of Directors and longtime volunteer, passed away at the age of 86 on December 27, 2014. Clark was formerly the Director of Display for Famous-Barr department stores and conceived and implemented CHM’s much-loved celebration of a Victorian Christmas. In honor of his life and work, Clark’s final Victorian Christmas production has been extended through the end of January 2015. Click here to access the obituary from STLtoday.com.
Show Me STL’s Coreen Savitski joined CHM Executive Director Andy to chat about 19th century holiday traditions, the St. Louis Holiday Historic House Tour and how you can bring a little taste of Campbell House Christmas cheer into your own home this year! Click here to view the feature.
We dove into the archives and pulled out James and Hugh Campbell’s childhood penmanship schoolbooks in honor of National Handwriting Day! These books are part of the large collection of historic family documents housed at the Campbell House Museum.
Click the the link below to see some snazzy old school penmanship.
Tours of the Campbell House Museum are available by appointment only during the months of January and February.
To make an appointment, please click here or call the Museum at (314) 421‑0325.
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.