First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, Saint Charles

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The First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is a state-owned property in St. Charles, Missouri, preserving the building that served as Missouri's capitol from 1821 to 1826. The site is part of the St. Charles Historic District in the city's Riverfront neighborhood. It was acquired by the state in 1960 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

The First Missouri State Capitol Buildings consists of four connected brick buildings. They are one room deep with gabled roofs and stone foundations. The first floor of the building was used as a store and residence while the second floor was used by the state government. Both are preserved today.
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  • We had a GREAT tour guide -- who was super nice and very informative. He answered all our questions. Tour that lasted about an hour. If you enjoy history, I'd definitely recommend.  more »
  • Pleasantly surprised to find this part of St. Charles. Had hoped to see the boathouse as well but flooding put the area underwater. The tour of the original capitol was very good. Early timing made.....  more »
  • Nice area.. Very clean an safe area. There is a lot of store an amazing attractions with history..the whole family will have friendly. Parking is free an pay to park lots
  • Every dice, relaxed atmosphere, many eating and shopping choices. Free tour on trolley around St. Charles. Would come back

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