Missouri History Museum

The Missouri History Museum was founded in 1866. Founding members created the organization “for the purpose of saving from oblivion the early history of the city and state.” Today, the Missouri History Museum operates in two buildings: the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, and the Library and Research Center at 225 South Skinker, across from Forest Park. Both facilities are free and open to the public.

The museum offers a variety of exhibits including 'Seeking St. Louis'. St. Louis is a fascinating city representing more than 250 years of dreams, ideas and efforts. This exhibit tells this engaging story. Visitors will explore the past and its impact upon the present and the future. Two galleries, 'Currents' and 'Reflections', tell the story of the St. Louis region through state-of-the-art displays and interactive exhibitions featuring thousands of artifacts.

The Museum offers exhibitions and events, including theatrical performances; concerts; family festivals; special events; workshops; presentations and more.

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 10-5
Tuesday: 10-8
Wednesday: 10-5
Thursday: 10-5
Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 10-5
** Please note that the Library and Research Center is closed on Monday

Visit the Missouri History Museum and discover how history happens here!

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