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Historic Sappington House

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The Thomas Sappington House Museum, the Library of Americana and Decorative Arts, The Barn Restaurant, the Loft Gift Shop and COMING SOON the 1816 Joseph Sappington LOG House!

The Thomas Sappington House Museum in Crestwood, a St. Louis suburb, is in the National Registry of Historic Places, and is tucked away in a 2.5 acre park, featuring lush lawns and a small lake with a 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. The Thomas Sappington House 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, a paved cycling/walking greenway, and Father Dickson Cemetery, a burial ground founded in 1903 for African Americans. In this historic district, you will also find Sappington Cemetery, resting place of early generations; U.S. Grant National Historic Site, a residence of President Grant; Hawken House, home of Thomas and Mary Ann Sappington’s granddaughter and for more recent history, Route 66.

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 Wed.-Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Catering for special events is also available by phoning¬†314-966-8387.

Whether it is natural beauty or a historical/cultural experience or delectable dining or boutique shopping 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 Historic Sappington House by car, bus, or bicycle and enjoy your stay!

Hopefully NEW in 2023 – the addition of cousin Joseph Sappington’s log home from 1816 to be relocated to Sappington Park, thus expanding our meeting, event and exhibit spaces. Please check back with us on the date it will be open to the public.

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1015 S. Sappington Road
Crestwood, MO 63126

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Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Casino Gaming
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Charges Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Restaurant On-site
This Facility Is In The National Register Of Historic Places
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
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American Express Card
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