House Museums & Open-Air Museums of Missouri Photos

House Museums are historic or architecturally important homes restored to a defined period of time & open for public tours. Open-Air Museums are collections of such houses in a village or neighborhood with the addition of farms, commercial or industrial buildings. A list of all house museums in the state follows the featured museums at the top.

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General Daniel Bissell House, St. Louis, MO General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO Parlor table & chairs at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO Portrait of General Daniel Bissell at his House. St. Louis, MO
Campbell House Museum, St. Louis, MO Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO Settee at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO Lamp with design created by thickness of glass alone at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO
Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion, St. Louis, MO Porch & Greek columns of Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion house museum. St. Louis, MO Marble fireplace in parlor at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO Bear Robe wife of Henri Chatillon painting detail at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO
Samuel Cupples House Museum, St. Louis, MO Samuel Cupples House Museum. St. Louis, MO Zodiac stained glass windows at Samuel Cupples House. St. Louis, MO Glass collection at Samuel Cupples House. St. Louis, MO
Scott Joplin House Museum, St. Louis, MO Scott Joplin Residence State Historic Site. St. Louis, MO Rosebud Cafe recreated as a turn-of-the-century ragtime bar & gaming club now part of Scott Joplin Residence State Historic Site. St. Louis, MO
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, St. Louis, MO Ulysses S. Grant & Julia D. Grant home at Grant NHS. St. Louis, MO Julia D. Grant cabinet card portrait at his NHS. St. Louis, MO Grant's Hardscrabble cabin built by Grant after he resigned from the army near Ulysses S. Grant NHS. St. Louis, MO
Mudd's Grove, St. Louis (Kirkwood), MO Mudd's Grove museum house of Kirkwood Historical Society. St. Louis, MO Flowers against picket fence at Mudd's Grove. St. Louis, MO
John Wornall House Museum, Kansas City, MO John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO Side table in entry hall of John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO Young America No. 1 cast iron stove by Bridge & Bro. of St. Louis in dining room at John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO
Thomas Hart Benton Home Museum, Kansas City, MO Fireplace in stairway spiral at Thomas Hart Benton Home. Kansas City, MO Thomas Hart Benton's studio at his Home. Kansas City, MO Easel beside stove at Thomas Hart Benton's Studio State Historic Site. Kansas City, MO
Jackson County Marshall's House & Jail Museum, Independence, MO Jackson County Marshall's House & Jail Museum. Independence, MO Dropfront desk in parlor at Jackson County Marshall's House Museum. Independence, MO Frank James cell where outlaw spent six months waiting trial for train robbery & murder at 1859 Jail Museum. Independence, MO
Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner Estate, Independence, MO Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner Estate was the home & studio of artist George Caleb Bingham. Independence, MO Fireplace & mantle clock at Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner House. Independence, MO Square hanging lamp at Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner House. Independence, MO
Harvey M. Vaile Mansion, Independence, MO Harvey M. Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO Etched & cut glass window of front door at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO Triple-backed settee at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO
President Harry Truman Museum, Independence, MO Truman house, was summer White House. Independence, MO Truman house, was summer White House. Independence, MO Truman farm south of Kansas City, MO
Harry Truman Birthplace, Lamar, MO Harry S. Truman Birthplace Museum House. Lamar, MO Bed in which Harry Truman was born at Truman Birthplace House. Lamar, MO Portrait of Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman at Truman Birthplace House. Lamar, MO
Mark Twain Memorial Shrine State Park, MO Mark Twain cabin birthplace at Mark Twain Memorial Shrine State Park. MO Interior of Mark Twain birthplace cabin at Mark Twain Memorial Shrine. MO Portrait of Mark Twain at Mark Twain Memorial Shrine. MO
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Becky Thatcher House, Hannibal, MO Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum with Tom Sawyer's Fence. Hannibal, MO Becky Thatcher House at Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum was home of Laura Hawkins on whom Twain modeled Becky. Hannibal, MO Inside Becky Thatcher House. Hannibal, MO
Hannibal, MO Town Rockcliff Mansion. Hannibal, MO Rockcliff Mansion. Hannibal, MO Rockcliff Mansion. Hannibal, MO
George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO Detail of painting of George Washington Carver in his lab by Paulette Jeck at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO Wagon from Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute used for training farmers at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO Dragonfly at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO

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