Plan Like a Park Ranger at Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park

Ranger gives talk to three visitors in a garden on a sunny day
A Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Ranger talks with three visitors in the Jean Baptiste Vallé rose garden.

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Ten Tips for Visiting Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park

Check out these suggestions and tips from the site's park rangers. See tips from other rangers around the country to plan your next park visit like a park ranger.

Start your visit to Ste. Genevieve in the Welcome Center, located at 66 S. Main Street. Here you can get a map, watch a short film, visit the restroom, and learn a bit about the town history before you start exploring.

Explore more of historic Ste. Genevieve by taking a self-guided walk around the town or by visiting the Memorial Cemetery. See the more natural side of Ste. Genevieve by walking the levee trail near the Mississippi River.

See inside one of the National Park Service managed historic houses by attending a guided tour. Tours are offered daily, dependent on staffing and weather, and require a free ticket, that you can get at the Welcome Center. See our calendar for upcoming tour times.

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Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park is surrounded by the town of Ste. Genevieve. If you are planning to spend a few days exploring the area check out the restaurants, shops, and attractions the town has to offer.

The park service only operates a few of the historic houses in town. To explore more of the town's history, visit with our partners.  

Pick up your copy of the Junior Ranger book for free at the Welcome Center and become a Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Junior Ranger. 

Depending on when you visit the weather can be rainy, hot and humid, or very windy and cold. Check the current conditions to see what the weather will be on your visit. 

See if the park has any special talks or programs happening during your visit by checking our calendar. 

Check out the NPS App for mobile and tablet to see things to do, maps, and much more around Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park.

Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park

Last updated: April 25, 2023