Sappington House Museum (©D. Lancaster)
The Sappington House, built in 1808 by the son of George Washington's bodyguard, is an outstanding example of Federal architecture, rare in Missouri. Judged to be the oldest brick home in St. Louis County, the home includes furnishings from 1780-1830 and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. The landmark complex along the hiking/biking Grant's Trail includes the Library of Americana and Decorative Arts and the Loft Gift Shop. Open for tours W-F 11 am-2 pm; Sa by appointment. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children. The Barn Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch Tu-Su, 7 am-2 pm.