FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 07, 2019
Historic House and Garden Tour to be held at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site June 15
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 7, 2019 – In the early 19th century nearly every home had its own garden. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m,. Saturday, June 15, visitors can explore the rich history of gardening at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic site. Although gardening today is often considered a hobby or pastime, for St. Charles’ early settlers growing a garden was a matter of survival.
Come take a tour of Missouri’s historic first state capitol building and learn about the struggle for statehood and the Peck family who lived and worked beneath the feet of our first legislators. After your tour, you can stroll through the beautiful backyard located right on the Missouri River then visit the heritage garden where staff will explain various plants grown at the first Missouri State Capitol Historic site and their uses in the early 19th century.
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located at 200 South Main Street, St. Charles, Missouri. For more information about the event, call the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site at 636-940-3322.
For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at https://mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.