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Historic Sappington House

The Thomas Sappington House Museum, the Library of Americana and Decorative Arts, The Barn Restaurant, and the Loft Gift Shop

The Thomas Sappington House Museum in Crestwood, a St. Louis suburb, is a National Historic Landmark tucked away in a 2.5 acre park, featuring lush lawns and a small lake and fountain. A stunning and rare example of Federal architecture in Missouri, the historic structure, and flower and herb gardens appear as they did nearly 200 years ago. Built with slave labor, it is judged to be the oldest brick home in St. Louis County. Meticulously restored and elegantly refurbished, the site allows visitors to look back in time to see how the wilderness inhabitants lived in the early 1800s. House guided tours are conducted Wed./Thu./Fri./Sat. by appointment 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fees are $5 for adults and $1 for children younger than 12. The last tour begins at 1:30 p.m. Call 314-822-8171 for additional information and group tours. Closed in January.

Located near the intersection of Interstates-44 and -270, we are less than 20 minutes from the Gateway Arch. For added interest, Sappington House is adjacent to Grant's Trail, part of the Great Rivers Greenway, and Father Dickson Cemetery, a burial ground founded in 1903 for African-Americans. 

Historic Sappington House includes the nationally-recognized Library of Americana and Decorative Arts, where you can either research or casually browse through our collection. Also the Loft Gift Shop specializing in "American Rustic Chic" was chosen by Riverfront Times readers as the Best St. Louis Gift Shop.

Embodying the true spirit of hospitality, The Barn restaurant's motto is that delicious food and caring friends are good for the soul. Barn customers can choose from a mouthwatering array of freshly prepared farm-to-table, all day breakfasts, lunches, and hand-crafted pastries/baked desserts Tue.-Sun., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Catering for special events is also available. Reservations for parties of seven are recommended; phone 314-966-8387.

Whether it is natural beauty or a historical/cultural experience or delectable dining that you crave, you will enjoy your visit to Historic Sappington House, a welcoming destination for special events, tours, and school field trips. For a preview, stroll around, and check out and And then come visit Sappington House by car, bus, or bicycle and enjoy your stay!

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1015 S. Sappington Road
Crestwood, MO 63126

Additional Information

Open Year-round
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Restaurant On-site
Wi-Fi Available
This Facility Is On The National Register Of Historic Places
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
No Smoking
All Ages
Casino Gaming
Historic District
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
Donations Accepted
Less Than $10
Travelers Checks
American Express Card
Reservations Not Required
Advance Contact Required
Historic District
Biking / Walking Trails

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