First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

Activities

Park Information

Located within a stone’s throw of the Missouri River and Katy Trail State Park, and in the heart of historic St. Charles, First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is the first seat of the state’s government. Its rough hewn timbers and dark wood floors whisper the tales of the state’s first legislature. Interpretive programs help visitors understand how the state’s government was formed and what life was like in the early 1800s.

Park Hours

Historic Site and Interpretive Center

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through October
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Easter Day

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November and December
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
    12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Mondays and Thanksgiving and Christmas days
  • January and February
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
    Closed Sundays, Mondays and New Year's Day
  • March
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
    12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Mondays

First State Capitol hours

Tours

  • April through October
    Monday through Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and ending with the 3 p.m. tour
    Sunday beginning at noon and ending with the 3 p.m. tour (no tours Easter Day)
  • November and December
    Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and ending with the 3 p.m. tour
    Sunday beginning at noon. and ending with the 3 p.m. tour
    (no tours on Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas days)
  • January and February
    Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and ending with the 3 p.m. tour
    (no tours on Sundays, Mondays and New Year's Day)
  • March
    Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and ending with the 3 p.m. tour
    Sunday beginning at noon and ending with the 3 p.m. tour
    (no tours on Mondays)
Tour Fees:

Adults (18 and older): $4.50
Youth (Ages 6-17): $3
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

Group Rates:

Adults (18 and older): $3.50
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2.50
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

Tax Exempt Rates*:

Adults (18 and older): $3
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

*A copy of a tax exempt certificate must be presented at the facility.