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This picturesque little town lies between the bluffs, at the confluence of the Osage River and Missouri River. During its prime, Bonnots Mill was a hub for commerce, with riverboats and steam-powered trains supplying the region with goods.
Today, this early French settlement offers a general store, bank, a saloon and restaurant, a bed and breakfast inn, and a wedding chapel. This entire district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The mansion was constructed in 1871 as the official residence of Missouri's first family. The state's first family invites you to tour their home to see its beautiful architecture and period furniture, and to learn the history of many of the state's great governors.
From March-May, public, guided tours of the first floor are conducted every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Go to the tours page of the mansion's website to schedule a tour.
From January-February and June-November, tours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Tours last 20 to 30 minutes.
There are no weekday tours in August and December. However, in December the Mansion opens for Candlelight Tours, an event which showcases the mansion in full holiday decor. Free admission. Cameras are allowed.
Packages, including backpacks, food or beverages, including water bottles, and chewing gum are not allowed on the grounds or inside the mansion.
Lincoln University, one of the first historically black colleges in the United States, was founded in 1866 by the men of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantries and their white officers, for the special benefit of freed slaves.
Tour the grounds of this historic university. Visit the Soldiers Memorial Plaza, standing as a tribute to the founders of Lincoln University and the men of the 62nd and 65th Colored Infantries who served in the United States Civil War.
The Capitol, completed in 1918, covers three acres in downtown Jefferson City. The dome rising 238 feet above ground level and is topped by a bronze statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of vegetation. In addition to housing the two legislative bodies, the building provides office space for the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, state auditor and administrative agencies. It holds the Missouri State Museum, which features exhibits of historical significance.
The structure is notable for its architectural features, including: eight 48-foot columns on the south portico; six 40-foot columns on the north side; a 30-foot-wide grand stairway; and 13-foot by 18-foot bronze doors on the south side. Tours provide an excellent education on the State of Missouri and the structure itself.
Guided 45-minute tours are given, free of charge, Monday thru Saturday, on the hour, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (except at noon), and Sun., at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Self-guided maps are available at the tour desk, on the first floor. Reservations required for groups of 10+.
It is interesting to note that, contrary to popular belief, the north side, facing the river, is the front of the Capitol. The photo shown here is of the south side (the back) of the building.
In 1905, using a portion of the proceeds from the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, the general assembly appropriated $185,000 to build the Supreme Court Building.
The three-story, red-brick building opened in October 1907. It features French Renaissance architecture, stone pillars at each wing of the front facade, stone trim and a slate roof. Prominent in the lobby is a massive marble staircase.
The building houses the judges' offices; the Supreme Court clerk and the clerk’s staff; two courtrooms; the two-story-high Supreme Court Library, and the office of the state attorney general.
Free, half-hour tours of this historic building are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the half-hour. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays. Tour times fill quickly, so please schedule your tour well in advance. Unscheduled walk-in tours are available each day at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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