Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.
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- $9 for museum admission for two ($16 value)
- $16 for museum admission for four ($32 value)
- $24 for museum admission for six ($48 value)
Campbell House Museum
When it was first established in the early 1850s, the neighborhood known as Lucas Place was a piece of farmland on its way to becoming the first clearly defined wealthy suburb of St. Louis. Much has changed since then, as the city has expanded around the neighborhood and many of the elegant buildings have made way for more modern incarnations. One building, however, has largely stayed the same.
Built in 1851, the Campbell House was the home of renowned fur trader and businessman Robert Campbell and his family. The Campbells would continue to occupy the house until 1938, acquiring furniture, paintings, clothing, and other period artifacts to fill the house over the years. The family also took a detailed set of interior photographs in the 1880s that were only rediscovered in the late 20th century. These photographs would prove to be of great historical importance, as they formed the basis for a massive renovation project that would result in the opening of the Campbell House Museum.
Today, the Campbell House Museum attracts visitors from St. Louis and beyond, many of whom come to get a glimpse of what the city was like before modern conveniences such as electricity. The house retains many of the family's original possessions, as well as library books and state archives that offer a further glimpse into 19th-century American life.
“This was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon in the down town area. Try to get Dylan as your tour guide...he was AWESOME. This is a really cool house with a lot of...”
“This was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon in the down town area. Try to get Dylan as your tour guide...he was AWESOME. This is a really cool house with a lot of history. It was fascinating.”
“David is a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the house and times.”
“This was such an amazing experience. Like going back in time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this!! ”
Campbell House Museum
1508 Locust St.
Saint Louis, MO 63103