The Campbell House Museum

The Campbell House Museum

The Campbell House Museum is located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri and is a St. Louis Landmark, on the National Register of Historic Places and became a National Trust for Historic Preservation "Save America's Treasures" project in 2000. The Campbell House was the home of prominent St. Louis businessman, Robert Campbell. Built in 1851, it was occupied by Robert and Virginia Campbell and their family until their last son, Hazlett Kyle Campbell past away in 1938 at the age of 80. It now is a museum and is one of the most accurately restored 19th century buildings in America. Restoration efforts were guided by over 60 photographs of the home taken in 1885. Fragments of original wallpaper and carpet were discovered behind baseboards and built-in bookcases. The remnants were then used to reproduce the wall coverings and carpets that were installed during the 10 year, $3 million restoration process that was completed in 2005. Not only is the house a glimpse into how a 19th century St. Louis family lived, there is also the collection of Robert Campbell's letters, journal, family papers, business ledgers and receipts and photographs that tell the story of the rise of the city St. Louis.

The museum is open to the public and a guided tour can be taken for an admission fee. See website for current hours.

The Campbell House Address and Phone Numbers

The Campbell House Museum
1508 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Campbell House Museum Related Links:

Campbell House Museum Website, St. Louis City Landmarks

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