Things to Do

St. Louis Mercantile Library and Art Museum

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St. Louis Mercantile Library Art Museum
Historic Newspaper Exhibition, 2019

Since its founding in 1846 the Library has collected, preserved, and interpreted the history, art, and culture of St. Louis and the state of Missouri. Our archive, rare book, manuscript, map and fine art collections encompass all aspects of Midwestern life from before the city’s founding to the present day.

In addition to our permanent exhibitions of Missouri art, railroad and riverboat models, the Shopmaker Political collection, and the Feldacker Labor Art collection, the Mercantile Library features changing exhibitions on natural history, historic maps, newspaper history and more.  Our programs include lectures, collections talks, and art events that are open to the public.

Free private group tours are available by appointment by calling 314-516-7248. Located on the University of Missouri-St. Louis North Campus. Closed major holidays; hours may vary during semester breaks; see the website for current hours.


1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed