Community On the Mississippi

Established by 1750, Ste. Geneviève was the first permanent European settlement in Missouri. Early French Canadian settlers were drawn here by the rich agricultural land known as Le Grand Champ (the Big Field).  After the flood of 1785, the town relocated to its present location on higher ground approximately three miles to the northwest of its original site.

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Ste. Genevieve NHP Wellness Challenge

Learn more about the National Park Service Wellness Challenge located at Ste. Genevieve Park.

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Founder Day Concert

Join us for a free concert to celebrate 106 years of the National Park Service!

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History & Culture

Aquaint yourself with the French colonial settlement in the Illinois Country.

Last updated: August 6, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park
339 St. Marys Road

Ste. Genevieve , MO 63670

Phone:

573-880-7189

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