St. Charles Historic District, Saint Charles

You'll be taken back to 19th and 20th centuries at St. Charles Historic District, set along the Missouri River. Hosting tourists since 1769, the town has grown into a 16-block National Historic Place featuring brick-paved streets, historic brick homes, antique and specialty stores, and lodging and dining venues that see nearly a million visitors per year. The town's legacy includes visits by Lewis and Clark and a stint as Missouri's first state capital. You'll find 125 shops to browse through showcasing clothes, gifts, home décor, arts and crafts, and specialty foods. Begin your town tour by visiting the tourist center. Put St. Charles Historic District at the forefront of your travel plans using our Saint Charles trip itinerary planning app.
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  • What a cute street, its almost unreal. It reminded a lot of Salem, MA but without the tourists. The shops looked to cute, and the ice cream was good. Great place to walk around and shop out have...  more »
  • St. Charles is an easy 20 minute drive from St. Louis and is a great way to spend a few hours. The pictures online do not do the historic street justice as it is much longer. The street has a ton of.....  more »

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Historic Sites in Saint Charles

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