St. Charles was Missouri’s first capital in 1821, and the entire National Register Historic District on the banks of the Missouri River has been preserved and restored. Historic South Main St. is lined with more than 125 specialty shops, restaurants, museums and attractions, including Missouri’s First State Capitol State Historic Site, Foundry Art Centre and the Lewis & Clark Boathouse and Nature Center. I-70 west across the Missouri River, N. Fifth St. exit, right on Boone’s Lick Rd. to the riverfront.
Discover Saint Charles, Missouri – Historically Awesome Since 1769!
There are few places where you will find what Saint Charles has to offer. This charming community, located on the banks of the Missouri River , has been welcoming visitors since 1769. Step back in history as you stroll along the brick paved streets of Historic Main Street to visit unique shops, explore a museum, or discover a great place for a tasty treat. Saint Charles is located within minutes of St. Louis area attractions and just 10 minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport with easy access to major interstates. Whether you’re interested in history, shopping, the arts, or gaming – there’s so much to do you’ll need more than a day.