Felix Valle House State Historic Site

Deep roots: Holiday traditions thrive at state parks

The First Missouri State Capitol is one of four state historic sites that put old-time traditions back into the holiday season.

The seat of state government from 1821 to1826, restoration of the row of brick buildings in the 1960s was the catalyst that sparked the creation of the St. Charles historic district.

Today, the district has some 125 one-of-a-kind shops along brick-paved Main Street, offering enough unusual gifts to satisfy everyone on your list.

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The First Missouri State Capitol is one of four state historic...

Where to go back in time for the holidays

Here is a list of holiday events at the four state historic sites:

First Missouri State Capitol: A free open house will be held on Dec. 15, 19 and 22 with story telling, costumed interpreters and hot spiced cider. A candlelight Christmas concert in the legislative chambers on Dec. 18 is sold out.

Felix Valle: A French Christmas open house will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 with music, food and costumed guides. The traditional feast called reveillon will be re-created in the dining room.

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Here is a list of holiday events at four state historic sites
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