Missouri's First State Capital can be found on Main Street in Historic St. Charles. Legislators made decisions and approved new laws for the new state of Missouri at this location between 1821 and 1826. Today, tourist can visit the First State Capital or walk up and down cobblestone Main Street and visit shops and restaurants that reside within the renovated historic buildings, some dating back to the late 1700s and early 1800s. Historic St. Charles is also on the Missouri Wine Trail and has several wineries in the historic district.
Many annual festivals are held on Main Street as well as in Frontier Park, located along the Missouri River, just one block away. The Festival of the Little Hills is held every August with food, crafts, entertainment and fun! For a historical festival, attend the Lewis & Clark Heritage Days Festival that is held in May and is an authentic reenactment of the Lewis and Clark encampment in 1804 along the Missouri River prior to the expedition leaving. Christmas is a special time in Historic St. Charles. Christmas Traditions, a month long Christmas Festival, is a group of actors that act out the traditions of Christmas, from the Sugar Plum Fairy, to Carolers, to Father Christmas, they can all be found along the streets of Historic St. Charles in December.
Historic St. Charles
230 S Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St Charles MO First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site