Operating Hours & Seasons
Free interpretive visits to the Main House are usually offered every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. Typically, the last house visit of the day begins at 4:00 p.m. Due to preservation and safety concerns, space is limited for each time slot and tickets (which are free, and available at the Visitor Center desk) are required to reserve a place. Please note that specific time slots may be unavailable due to heavy visitation, group reservations, maintenance activities, or inclement weather. Please call the Visitor Center at (314)842-1867 or check at the Information Desk for the most current information.
After dialing, select from the recorded options to speak to someone at the Visitor Center Information Desk, or to connect to individuals in the Administration, Maintenance, or Interpretation departments.
Did You Know?
When Ulysses Grant asked Julia Dent's father for permission to marry her, Ulysses was instead offered her younger sister, Ellen. Ulysses and Julia were married on August 22, 1848.