Visitors Guide to the
Sainte Genevieve Museum

Court House Square, 198 Merchant Street
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

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In French settlements in the New World, the typical village centered around a "Place de Armes" or square that faced the natural boundaries of a river. The church was located on the upper side of the square, and the civil and military authorities flanked the other sides. In Sainte Genevieve the square was DuBourg Place, named after the Bishop of Louisiana, and was the center of the village. In 1935, as part of the town’s bicentennial, the Sainte Genevieve Museum was erected. The museum contains many items of interest relating to the town’s history such as artifacts from the salt works at Saline Spring (photo right,) the town’s first industry, can be seen. Other items include weapons, prehistoric and historical Native American relics, old documents, and memorabilia of the mid-1800s.
Visiting the Sainte Genevieve Museum
     Visiting Hours:
          Daily: 10 am - 4 pm
Admission: $4 for adults and $1 for students. Groups over 15 people are $3 a person.

Directions: The Sainte Genevieve Museum is located in the historic district of Sainte Genevieve. From the Sainte Genevieve exit on I-55 (exit 150) take MO-32 east for 5 miles to the four way stop light at MO-61. Continue straight through the stop light crossing Hwy 61 and proceed across the railroad tracks to the four way stop sign, which is Market Street. Take a right on Merchant Street and go 2 blocks to S. 3rd Street. Take a left on S. 3rd Street and go 1 block to Merchant Street. Take a left on Merchant Street and go 1 block to the museum.

GPS Coordinates
N  37°  58.782'
W 90°  02.778'

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