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.