Heritage Museum

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The museum is temporarily closed in preparation for a new, state-of-the-art exhibit with interactive components that is scheduled to open to the public, Saturday, May 21, 2022.

New Exhibit Grand Opening Event

Join the St. Charles County Parks for a grand opening of the new exhibit, "The American Revolutionary War in the West," which has never been on display before. The exhibit features rare artifacts, original documents, uniforms, flags and interactive components that explore life in the Mississippi River Valley region during the American Revolutionary War and western contributions to the war. This exhibit gets its name from a new book by St. Louisan Stephen L. Kling Jr. His book and the exhibit focus on the war in the west, which has been largely ignored until recently. Other exhibits throughout the museum delve into the history of St. Charles County during the Colonial era and the War of 1812. For more information call the St. Charles County Heritage Museum at 636-255-6000 or register online.

The Heritage Museum is open 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 21, for the exhibit opening. 

Event Itinerary

  • Kids Activities: Frontier Games, fur station, scavenger hunt inside the museum
  • Living History: Revolutionary War surgeon, Milicia de San Carlos Group
  • Booths: 
         • St. Charles County Historical Society
         • St. Charles Daughters of American Rev War 
         • 1812 Group
         • THGC Publishing selling American Revolutionary themed books, games, and commemorative medal. 
  • Food Truck: 
         • Moving Munchies - 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
         • Gingersnapped Baking Co. - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
  • Music: 
         • Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps.: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. 
         • Colonial Fiddlers: 12-1 p.m.
  • Lectures ($2 per person; limited space): 
         • Bob Mueller: St. Genevieve and the Revolutionary War 
         • Kathy Nadeau: Making Historical Clothing 
  • Interview Panel: Ask questions to the people involved in the making of this exhibit; Steve Kling, Historians, Curators and more. 
  • “House of Thunder” Documentary Showing: 5 p.m. (weather permitting)

About the Park

Amenities

What We Have to Offer

The County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park offers free interpretive displays focusing on local and state history and is open to the public from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday, and 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday.

Rich in St. Charles County history, the nearly 6,000-square foot facility, located on a site known to many as Kuhlmann's Grove, was a popular recreation area for county residents for nearly 100 years.

The site also is the trailhead for Great Rivers Greenway's Centennial Trail, which connects to the Katy Trail.

A small meeting room is also available to reserve. 

Current Exhibit

The museum is designed to house large exhibit displays that are changed out on a regular basis. 

Holidays

Closed: Thanksgiving; Christmas and New Year's Day; and closes early (if on a weekend or closed during the week) Christmas Eve; New Year's Eve. 

Directions From I-64 

  • I-64 W to MO-94 E in Weldon Spring. Take Exit 10 from I-64 W
  • Take MO-364 E (3.7 mi.)
  • Follow MO-364 E S St. Peters Pkwy. Take Exit 13A  to Heritage Crossing 
  • Turn right on Heritage Crossing 
  • Turn left on Gettysburg Landing at the stop sign
  • Go straight into the museum parking lot at the next four-way stop

Directions from I-270 and Page Extension

  • I-270 N to Exit 16 Page Avenue, merge onto MO-364 W ( 12.6 mi.)
  • Keep left to stay on MO-364 W (3.4 mi.)
  • Take Exit 12 toward Heritage Crossing/Jungs Station Rd. (1.8 mi.)
  • Turn left onto Heritage Crossing Rd. (0.1 mi.)
  • Turn left onto St. Peters Pkwy. (0.1 mi.)
  • Turn right onto Heritage Landing (0.1 mi.)
  • Turn left on Gettysburg Landing at the stop sign and into the museum parking lot