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Ste. Genevieve Academy

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Founded in 1808, this was the first school west of the Mississippi River. This massive stone structure drew boarding students from along the Mississippi River. In 1818, Louis XVIII, King of France, sent the Christian Brothers to teach; it was their first assignment in the new world. The school operated until 1861. It is restored as a private residence. Tours are offered by appointment.


201 N. Fifth St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages