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 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 thought 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 Sappington family lived in the early 1800s.
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 and Father Dickson Cemetery, a burial ground founded in 1903 for African-Americans. House guided tours are conducted Wed./Thu./Fri./Sat. by appt., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 314-822-8171 for additional information and group tours.
Sappington House is part of a larger complex which includes the nationally-recognized Library of Americana and Decorative Arts, where you can either research or casually browse through our collection.
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 breakfasts all day, lunches, and hand-crafted pastries/baked desserts Tue.-Sun., 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinners served Thu.-Sat., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Catering for special events is also available. Reservations for dinners and parties of seven are recommended; phone 314-966-8387.
The Loft Gift Shop, specializing in "American Rustic Chic," was chosen by Riverfront Times readers as the Best St. Louis Gift Shop.
Whether it is natural beauty or a historical/cultural experience or delectable dining that you crave, you will enjoy your visit to Sappington House, a welcoming destination for special events, tours, and school field trips. For a preview, stroll around http://sappingtonhouse.org/. And then come visit Sappington House by car, bus, or bicycle and enjoy your stay!
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