Travel back to the Ice Age with a visit to Mastodon State Historic Site, in Imperial. The museum displays artifacts, fossils and a replica of a mastodon skeleton. Open for day use, the site offers picnicking and hiking.
The Jacques Guibourd Historic House was constructed in 1806 in the poteaux-sur-sole style with vertical, hand-hewn log walls and double pitched roof. This important National Register site is the only historic house in Ste. Genevieve where the visitor can view and study 'up close', the Norman truss architecture employed at the time.
The house displays a more refined rendition of the typical French Colonial residence in the era of Lewis and Clark and is finished with elegant French antiques. The museum is owned and operated by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Inc. as a memorial to its donor, Jules Felix Vallé.
The Jacques Guibourd House gives discounts to members of organizations who participate in the Time Travelers Program. Admission includes a costumed docent-guided tour. Open daily April through the 1st weekend in December.
This historic site includes three houses: the 1818 Federal-style Felix Valle House; the vertical-log, 1792 Amoureux House; and the 1819 Shaw House. Exhibits interpret the lifestyles and history of early Ste. Genevieve. These are some of the finest examples of French colonial architecture in the nation.
In historic Ste. Genevieve, walk in the footsteps of the French settlers who first came to Missouri during the Colonial period. Visit historic homes, including The Bolduc House, built around 1792 by Louis Bolduc. The vertical log structure houses a museum with a large collection of 18th century French colonial furnishings and artifacts. The garden is planted with the herbs, fruits and vegetables that would have been planted by Mme. Bolduc. Next door, the LeMeilleur House contains an art gallery.