History & Culture

Illustration of 1770 life in Ste. Genevieve. Homes with full length front porches line a dirt street. People tend animals and boats along the river.
Illustration of early scene of Ste. Genevieve in its original location on the banks of the Mississippi River. Cropped from a mural painted in 1924 that is located in the Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, MO. Artist: Oscar E. Berninghaus (1874–1952).

Missouri State Capitol


The Creoles of the Illinois Country

A true embodiment of the "melting pot" metaphor, Ste. Genevieve is rich with history, telling the stories of the people that lived and settled the land. Explore the links below to learn more about the people, places, and achievements that Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park has set out to tell.

The Bauvais-Amoureux House, Green Tree Tavern and Jean Baptiste Vallé House are three places to explore while in town that are owned by the National Park Service. Learn more about these two houses and other sites in town.

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      Last updated: July 21, 2022

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      Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park
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      Ste. Genevieve , MO 63670



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