About Us

Since open­ing on Feb­ru­ary 6, 1943, the Camp­bell House Museum has served the greater St. Louis area as one of America’s pre­mier his­toric prop­erty museums.

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Ca. 1855 Cor­nelius & Baker gasolier from the Camp­bell parlor.

The Museum not only pre­serves the Camp­bells’ house, but also their col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal fur­ni­ture, fix­tures, paint­ings, objects and thou­sands of pages of fam­ily doc­u­ments. Included in these doc­u­ments is a unique album of 60 pho­tographs of the inte­rior of the house taken in about 1885. In 2005, CHM com­pleted a metic­u­lous five-year restora­tion that returned the build­ing to its opu­lent 1880s appear­ance, when the house was one of the cen­ters of St. Louis society.

The Camp­bell House was doc­u­mented as part of the His­toric Amer­i­can Build­ings Sur­vey between 1936 and 1941, des­ig­nated a City of St. Louis Land­mark in 1946, listed on the National Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places in 1977, and became a National Trust for His­toric Preser­va­tion Save America’s Trea­sures project in 2000.

Our Mis­sion

logo“The Camp­bell House Museum enlivens the his­tory of St. Louis and West­ward Expan­sion through the story of the Camp­bell fam­ily and their home.”

As one of the most his­tor­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant Nine­teenth Cen­tury build­ings in St. Louis, we work hard to pre­serve our National Reg­is­ter listed build­ings and impor­tant col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal fur­nish­ings, fam­ily pos­ses­sions, pho­tographs and archival mate­r­ial to serve as a cen­ter for edu­ca­tion and com­mu­nity out­reach programming.

The Camp­bell House Museum is owned and oper­ated by the Camp­bell House Foun­da­tion, Inc., a 501c-3 non-profit orga­ni­za­tion. Click here to visit www.guidestar.org for more information.