Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
Kids St. Louis: Historical and Educational Attractions - Fun 4 STL Kids
Camp­bell House Museum

The Campbell House reflects high-Victorian opulence of the 1880s. Hear about Robert Campbell’s wild days in the West. Read his lover-filled letters to ...

Area: St. Louis City
1508 Locust St., St. Louis, MO, 63103
Carondelet Historical Society

Come to the home of the Carondelet Historical Society. Our building and museum is the site of Susan Blow's Des Peres School, founded in 1873 as the fi ...

Area: St. Louis City
6303 Michigan Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63111
Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis

The award winning Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis is dedicated to continuing the mission of the astronauts who lost their lives in the 1986 Chall ...

Area: North County (Hazelwood/Florissant/Bridgeton)
205 Brotherton Ln., Ferguson, MO, 63135
Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion

The historic Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion is the place to get a firsthand experience of St. Louis’ French heritage. The museum was once home to famed we ...

Area: St. Louis City
3352 Demenil Pl., St. Louis, MO, 63118
City Garden

Surrounded by no fences or gates, and with no admission fee, Citygarden is completely open and accessible to the public 365 days a year. City Garde ...

Free: Yes
Area: St. Louis City
801 Market Street, St Louis, MO, 63101
Compton Hill Water Tower Park & Preservation Society

One of only seven surviving such towers in the United States (two others are also in St. Louis), it was listed on the National Registry of Historic Pl ...

Area: St. Louis City
Reservoir Park, St. Louis, MO, 63158
Delmar Loop Planet Walk

Created by St. Louis designer Stephen Walker, the Planet Walk presents an educational and awe-inspiring way to appreciate the distance between the sun ...

Area: St. Louis City
6177 Delmar, St Louis, MO, 63130
Eugene Field House and St. Louis Toy Museum History Museum

This house was Eugene's boyhood home, and during their residence here his father Roswell M. Field served as the Attorney who took Dred Scott's freedom ...

Area: St. Louis City
634 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO, 63102
Fenton History Museum

The Fenton History Museum was created out of the Fenton Historical Society and is located at One Church Street in the 1906 Swantner House, one of the ...

Area: West County (Chesterfield/Ballwin/Fenton)
1 Church Street, Fenton, MO, 63026
Florissant Valley Historical Society / Taille de Noyer

The Florissant Valley Historical Society is housed in the elegant Taille de Noyer House. Taille de Noyer is an historic antebellum home with stately p ...

Area: North County (Hazelwood/Florissant/Bridgeton)
1896 S. New Florissant Rd., Florissant, MO, 63031
Frank Lloyd Wright in Ebsworth Park

The home is notable not only for its architectural integrity, but for retaining all of its original Wright-designed furnishings and fabrics. The home ...

Area: Mid County (Clayton/Kirkwood/Creve Coeur)
120 North Ballas Road, Kirkwood, MO, 63122
Gateway Arch

Located just footsteps from where Lewis and Clark completed their journey along the Mississippi River, the 90-acre Jefferson National Expansion Memori ...

Area: St. Louis City
11 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO, 63102
General Daniel Bissell House

The General Daniel Bissell House was built between 1812 and 1820 and is an outstanding and early example of the Federal style of architecture in the M ...

Area: North County (Hazelwood/Florissant/Bridgeton)
10225 Bellefontaine Road, St Louis, MO, 63137
Hanley House

Martin Franklin Hanley built the Historic Hanley House in 1855. The farmstead is the oldest structure in the City of Clayton and it is listed on the ...

Area: Mid County (Clayton/Kirkwood/Creve Coeur)
7600 Westmoreland Ave., Clayton, MO, 63105
James S. McDonnell Planetarium

The Saint Louis Science Center's James S. McDonnell Planetarium is one of the nation's leading space education facilities. The Planetarium’s lobby ...

Area: St. Louis City
5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110
Jefferson Barracks Historic Site

Jefferson Barracks was a U.S. Army post from 1826 to 1946. The museum buildings were part of the ordnance section built in the 1850s. Exhibits, educat ...

Area: South County (Crestwood/Oakville/Mehlville)
345 North Road, St. Louis, MO, 63125
Laclede’s Landing

Laclede’s Landing is downtown St. Louis’ oldest district and only riverfront entertainment/dining destination. A favorite among locals and a must-see ...

Free: Yes
Area: St. Louis City
710 N. 2nd St., St. Louis, MO, 63102
Lemp Mansion Museum

In the 1800's and early 1900's, the Lemp Mansion was as a residence and auxiliary brewery office for William J. Lemp and his family, owners of the fam ...

Area: St. Louis City
3322 Demenil Pl., St. Louis, MO, 63118
Magic House

The Magic House will engage all children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-so ...

Area: Mid County (Clayton/Kirkwood/Creve Coeur)
516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO, 63122
Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden's mission is driven by the need to protect and conserve plants and their ecosystems. We seek to inspire and educate all ...

Area: St. Louis City
4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63110
Museum of Transportation

The Museum of Transportation houses one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world, according to the Smithsonian Inst ...

Area: Mid County (Clayton/Kirkwood/Creve Coeur)
2933 Barrett Station Rd., Kirkwood, MO, 63122
Powder Valley Nature Center

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is nestled within 112 acres of oak-hickory forest in a quiet corner of a busy urban world. Our name comes fro ...

Free: Yes
Area: Mid County (Clayton/Kirkwood/Creve Coeur)
11715 Cragwold Rd., Kirkwood, MO, 63122
Saint Louis Science Center

At the Saint Louis Science Center, we seek to make science fun through informal, interactive learning experiences. We are a team of educators, enterta ...

Free: Yes
Area: St. Louis City
5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110
Samuel Cupples House & Gallery  

The historic Samuel Cupples House on the campus of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri serves as a gallery for SLU's collection of fine and ...

Area: St. Louis City
3673 West Pine Mall, St. Louis, MO, 63108
Sappington House Historical Site

The City of Crestwood is proud to have the Thomas Sappington Historic Site as part of the Crestwood Park System. The Sappington House was built in 180 ...

Area: South County (Crestwood/Oakville/Mehlville)
1015 S. Sappington Rd., Crestwood, MO, 63126
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

The King of Ragtime: An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that ...

Area: St. Louis City
2658 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63103-1404
St. Louis Union Station

Interested in learning more? Visit the “Memories Museum,” located on the second level. Founded as a joint venture by St. Louis Station Associates and ...

Free: Yes
Area: St. Louis City
1820 Market St., St. Louis, MO, 63103
Tappmeyer House

Four generations of Tappmeyers lived in the house and farmed the 33 acres on which it was located. The farm contained 15 out-buildings and produced wh ...

Area: Mid County (Clayton/Kirkwood/Creve Coeur)
2 Barnes West Dr., Creve Couer, MO, 63141
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

The National Park Service preserves and interprets White Haven and tells the story of Ulysses and Julia Grant, the events surrounding the Civil War an ...

Free: Yes
Area: South County (Crestwood/Oakville/Mehlville)
7400 Grant Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63123
World Aquarium

The World Aquarium has been providing educational programs and services to the St. Louis community addressing needs identified from a regional educati ...

Area: St. Louis City
810 Lumiere Place Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63103
World Chess Hall of Fame

The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) celebrates one of the world’s oldest and best-loved games through vibrant, engaging exhibitions and creative prog ...

Free: Yes
Area: St. Louis City
4652 Maryland Avenue, St Louis, MO, 63108