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An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Join the two jew­els of his­toric preser­va­tion in St. Louis for a spe­cial hol­i­day open house, fea­tur­ing the Camp­bell House Muse­um and Mag­ic Chef Man­sion. On this hol­i­day evening, guests will have the oppor­tu­nity to see both homes in all their Christ­mas splendor.

The Camp­bell House Muse­um was built in 1851 and has been com­pletely restored to the high-Vic­to­ri­an opu­lence of the 1880s. The home or renowned fur trad­er and entre­pre­neur Robert Camp­bell and his fam­ily, the Muse­um con­tains hun­dreds of orig­i­nal fam­ily pos­ses­sions includ­ing fur­ni­ture, paint­ings, cloth­ing, let­ters and car­riages. Camp­bell House is locat­ed at 1508 Locust Street in down­town St. Louis.

The Mag­ic Chef Man­sion was built in 1908 for Charles Stock­strom who was the founder of the Quick Meal and Mag­ic Chef Stove Com­pany. Designed by archi­tect Ernst Janssen, the 12,000 square foot home cost $49,600 and took only one year to build. This restored man­sion, today a pri­vate res­i­dence, sits on two acres and also fea­tures the orig­i­nal car­riage house. The Mag­ic Chef Man­sion is locat­ed at 3400 Rus­sell Boule­vard near Tow­er Grove Park. For more infor­ma­tion vis­it Mag­ic Chef Mansion.

Advance reser­va­tions are $40 per per­son. Camp­bell House mem­bers call 314–421-0325 for your dis­count­ed reservation.

Reservations online at Eventbright for Friday, December 1, 2023

Reservations online at Eventbright for Saturday, December 2, 2023

All reser­va­tions are non-refund­able. No tick­ets will be mailed. Your reser­va­tion will be under your name at each loca­tion. LIMITED RESERVATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR of either house for $50 per per­son on the day of the event.  All sales are final, no refunds.

Street park­ing is avail­able of both loca­tions. Free park­ing lot avail­able at Camp­bell House.

Twilight Tours at the Campbell House: Presented by the Mourning Society of St. Louis

Back by pop­u­lar demand, Hal­loween Twi­light Tours with the Mourning
Soci­ety of St. Louis!

Expe­ri­ence the mag­nif­i­cent peri­od rooms of the Camp­bell House dimmed to gaslight bright­ness and draped for mourn­ing. Guests get the unique oppor­tu­ni­ty see the Camp­bell House at night and learn about Vic­to­ri­an mourn­ing cus­toms. Mourn­ing Soci­ety mem­bers will even be in appro­pri­ate mourn­ing dress. Wit­ness Robert Camp­bel­l’s 1879 wake and funer­al in the par­lor; hear about the process of prepar­ing the deceased for bur­ial; see Vic­to­ri­an mourn­ing dress and eti­quette and learn about the 19th Cen­tu­ry ceme­ter­ies of St. Louis.

Tick­ets are $20 for the pub­lic and $10 for CHM mem­bers. Mem­bers please
call 314–421-0325. All sales are final.

Tour times are as follows:
6:00 , 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45

 Click here to reserve your spot via Eventbrite or call 314–421-0325 to make your reservation.