First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

Park Information

Tours are available daily on the hour. Please check our site hours or call for more 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

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

Historic Site and Interpretive Center

Temporary Interpretive Center Hours for October 2022

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday
Closed Mondays
Tours by appointment on Mondays in October. Same-day tours for the public for groups of 10 people or fewer with two hours' notice. If it is a group of more than 10, two weeks' notice is required.

Regular Hours

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 Sunday)

  • 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 or Thanksgiving or 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 or 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