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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Plan Like a Park Ranger

Check out some tips from our Park Ranger's on how to get the most out of your visit to Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park.

Pile of Ste. Genevieve Junior Ranger Badges and Junior Ranger Day Buttons
Become a Ste. Genevieve Junior Ranger

Learn about the many Junior Ranger programs available at Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park.

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Ste. Genevieve NHP Wellness Challenge

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

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Group Reservations

Learn how to plan and schedule a group visit to Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park.

Last updated: January 26, 2024

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Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park
339 St. Marys Road

Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670



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