Haunted Places and Historical Sites in St. Charles

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Experience the charm and beauty of a city that has been welcoming visitors since 1769. Saint Charles, a city along the Missouri River, features beautiful historical sites to visit, friendly people and even a few spooky spots.


A. Crooked Tree Coffee House

Named after a nearby tree surrounded by legend and lore, Crooked Tree Coffee House is a great way to start your St. Charles adventure. The shop serves everything espresso and coffee in addition to a full breakfast menu and fresh pastry selection available daily.

B. First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

One of the must-see historical sites to visit in St. Charles, this building housed Missouri's first state government from 1821 until 1826, before Jefferson City became the capital. Governmental chambers, a residence, the governor's office and a dry goods store have been restored.

C. Lewis & Clark Boat House and Museum

St. Charles played an important role in the journey of Lewis and Clark, so naturally, there are historical sites to visit in their honor, including the Boat House and Museum. This educational facility has exhibits on the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Missouri River ecosystem. The museum houses full-size replicas of the keelboat and pirogues used by Lewis and Clark. After browsing the museum, check out the bookstore and gift shop.


A. Historic Main Street St. Charles

Once named the “Williamsburg of the West” by Southern Living magazine, St. Charles’ Main Street is Missouri's first and largest nationally registered historic district. Running parallel to the Missouri River, the brick-paved streets will lead you to local shops, restaurants and bed-and-breakfast inns housed in restored buildings that date to the 1800s.

B. Foundry Art Centre

The Foundry Art Centre is a fine arts gallery in the Frenchtown district of Historic St. Charles. Visitors can watch artists work in 20 different studios, admire the Smithsonian-caliber art gallery and participate in educational programs.


A. St. Charles Ghost Tours

Main Street St. Charles seems to have more than its share of mysterious manifestations and haunted places. Visit some of these haunted spots where ghostly activity has been reported. Ghosts, history and local legends are discussed while touring these haunted places of St. Charles.