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.


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 1971, 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

logoThe 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.