As of Monday, June 15, 2020, Scott Joplin House State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Reserved tours are offered Monday through Saturday by calling (314) 340-5790 and are scheduled four times throughout the day at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that Joplin and his wife Belle lived in during their time in St. Louis. Lit by gaslight, the home is furnished as it would have been in 1902 when Joplin was composing songs that would make him a national phenomenon. Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, which stands as a testimony to his talent and hard work, also includes museum exhibits that interpret Joplin’s life. The Rosebud Café, a reconstructed structure that recreates a turn-of-the-century bar and gaming club, is available for rent.