senior-center day trip, class field trip or a meeting of a study club,
writers' group, Civil War group or people interested in 19th century
furnishings, tools, crafts and clothing.
To book a group tour, fill out the form on the right, call 660-885- 8414, or email
Groups of 10 or more adults receive a group rate of . For senior
center outings and special interest groups, the museum offers a per
person rate that includes lunch served in the annex reception area.
There is plenty of room on the street for bus parking.
Led by a docent, a group tour includes the museum exhibits in the
historic Anheuser-Busch Building and the walk-through 19th century
village inside the museum annex. It also includes the one-room
schoolhouse and the dog-trot log cabin, which were moved from their
original sites to the Homestead, across the street from the museum.
School children can experience what it was like to attend the one-
room school, where the heat source was a coal stove and the water
fountain was a bucket and dipper. Children sit at wooden desks and
use slates and chalk, guided by a docent in costume portraying the teacher.
Tours of the ante-bellum Dorman House, in the block west of the
Homestead, must be arranged separately. Built on the site in 1852,
the Dorman House was used as a base by Union officers during the
Civil War. A skirmish took place on the grounds.