Missouri History Museum

Forest Park

Located along the northern border of Forest Park, the History Museum is part of the park’s impressive array of free cultural institutions. The museum takes the phrase “Show-Me State” to heart, with permanent collections displaying Missouri and St. Louis history from the Lewis & Clark Expedition to modern day. Aside from MO 101, there’s an ever-changing roster of temporary exhibitions like “Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America.”

The Vibe

Sky-high ceilings, marble floors, ornate carved doors - the museum provides architectural eye candy in addition to the history lessons. Enjoy a quiet afternoon of exploration, unless you’re heading to the History Clubhouse (kids’ area), where things get slightly more boisterous.

Known For

The museum’s 1904 World’s Fair exhibit.

Why Go Here

The Museum is a great way to spend a chilly day in the winter, and during warmer times of year, the museum plays host to Twilight Tuesdays, a free and family-friendly outdoor concert series that takes place weekly. If you’re looking for a place for your young ones to do some hands-on educational activities, build their own St. Louis downtown, or pretend to drive a steamboat down the Mississippi River - the History Clubhouse is the place to be.

Keep In Mind

Twilight Tuesdays pack in the crowds, so arrive early if you want to avoid an expedition-length trek from your car to the museum.

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