Martin Franklin Hanley built the Historic Hanley House in 1855. The farmstead is the oldest structure in the City of Clayton and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The restored home is today an historic house museum filled with original family furnishings, artifacts, and letters that together represent an honest portrayal of 19th century Missouri life.To visit Historic Hanley House on your holiday in Saint Louis, and find out what else Saint Louis has to offer, use our Saint Louis trip planner.
Historic Hanley House Reviews
I've been visiting historic houses and open air museums and this is one of the best. It's also unusual as it's one of the few remaining examples of 19th century farmhouses in the Midwest. Because 2 ge... more »
House tours like this are SO much more engaging than regular museums! The tour guides were dressed appropriately for the period, and knew an amazing amount of information. This was entertaining and al... more »
Another of the city's excellent, well-preserved historical homes. Unlike the opulent homes of the city's rich (the Campbell House and Cupples House), while the Hanley family was comfortable and well off by the standards of the day, this was a working farm house. One sees the differences in the level of grandeur, the presence of homey goods, as well as domestic implements. Also very moving is the slave quarter behind the house.
Very historical and interesting house. Docents were great
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