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Picnic Area

at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

The site features a picnic area with four picnic tables, trash and recycling bins, and a checkerboard built into a tree stump. A drinking fountain is located in the interpretive center, and restrooms are available across the street at Frontier Park.

Park Hours

Coordinates

38.780210, -90.481497

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Historic Site and Interpretive Center

Summer Hours (On-Season)

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

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

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

First State Capitol hours

Tours

Tours are available every day the site is open and begin on the hour (no noon 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)

Tours can be reserved online on our reservation website or by calling or visiting the site. For more information, contact the site at 636-940-3322.

Historic Site Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through October
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
    Closed Easter Sunday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
    Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days