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Historic Hermann Museum

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The German School was built in 1871 and used as the elementary school until 1955. Today, the entire building is a museum dedicated to telling the story of this charming river town founded in 1837.

The Kinder (children’s) Room houses antique toys, books, old school desks, German writings, blackboards, slates and doll houses. The River Room holds a replica of an early pilot house, models of riverboats, river photos, instruments and relics from the steamboat era. The Heritage Room features weapons from the Civil War, WWI and WWII, plus spear points and arrowheads from previous inhabitants. Near the Gift Shop is a black wedding dress.

The clock tower has been a prominent symbol in the City of Hermann since this engineering marvel from Germany was installed in 1890. A glass panel provides a view of the inner working parts.

The museum is open April-October and the first two weekends in December; closed Wednesdays. 

Admission $3-$5. A participant of the national Blue Star Museum program, Historic Hermann Museum offers free admission to active-duty military members and their families.

Tours available year round by calling 573-486-2389.


312 Schiller St.
Hermann, MO 65041

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Cost Of Admission
Less Than $10
Discounts Offered
Group Discount
Military Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Seasonally Only
This Facility Is In The National Register Of Historic Places
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check
Travelers Checks