As of Friday, June 5, 2020, Deutschheim State Historic Site will be open by reservation for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours can be made by reservation only for parties of up to 5 people. Please call the historic site to make a reservation. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Visitors can discover a part of German-American heritage and experience an early Missouri settlement, all in one place—Deutschheim State Historic Site. This site is located in Hermann, a town known throughout the Midwest for its German heritage. Deutschheim State Historic Site preserves two structures that reflect the 1840s and 1850s when Germans first settled the Missouri River valley that reminded them of home.
The site includes the Pommer-Gentner house, which was built in 1840 and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Hermann. It also preserves the Carl Strehly house, which was built in 1842. Through guided tours of both historic houses, visitors can experience the daily life and traditions of German immigrants to Missouri in the mid-19th century.