Red House Interpretive Center

2
128 S. Main St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-334-0757
May-October: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Red House Interpretive Center commemorates the life of Cape Girardeau’s founder Louis Lorimier as well as Lewis and Clark’s visit to the community on November 23, 1803.

The Red House includes a number of exhibits and interpretive panels highlighting Lewis and Clark’s visit, French Colonial architecture, settlers of the Old Cape Girardeau District and the roads, river and transportation of the day. The Red House is a recreation of Lorimier’s trading post and home and displays authentic items that would have been sold at the turn of the 19th century.

Historically accurate gardens surround the house, and the Sunrise Over a New Land Mural depicts what the Mississippi River looked like during Lorimier’s lifetime. Special events include the annual Fall Frolic.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open seasonally only
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • No Smoking
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • casino gaming
  • fishing
  • winery / vineyard
  • biking / walking trails
  • backpacking trail
  • golf
RATES
  • less than $10
TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
  • Cash
GROUP POLICY
  • advance contact required
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