What began as the hilltop farmstead of the Bergt family, once in danger of being bulldozed into the valley, is now a living reminder of the life and work of an early immigrant group. The original setting makes this a walk-in history book.
The Saxon Lutheran Memorial is a treasure preserved for all to experience the history, culture, heritage and legacy of those who have paved the way for us in early American life and survival. It is a memorial in honor of the unfailing determination and unwavering faith of the Saxon immigrants who came to this county to make a difference, which is practiced today through the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
The site covers 30 acres and consists of 15 buildings. Seven are historic log cabins, an 1820’s log barn & granary, a carpenter shop, leather & broom shop, blacksmith shop a second granary, outdoor brick oven, a confirmation room and a Visitor Center which can be reserved for meetings, family gatherings, weddings or classes. Hands-on activities are available to help you gain an appreciation of living in the 1800s. We can accommodate large groups and bus tours.
Open March thru November; a Live Nativity is presented the Saturday before Christmas. The memorial is supported solely by contributions from visitors and patrons as well as thru donations received at the Annual Fall Festival in October.
We are located 12 miles south of Perryville on Route 61; west on Route A, six miles to Frohna; then north on Route C for one-half mile. We are 35 miles north of Cape Girardeau. Closed Monday and major holidays.