The Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion is a magnificent example of the Late Greek Revival style in St. Louis, but its significance is more than architectural.
The house embodies the stories of the families who lived here, including members of the founding families of St. Louis and Carondelet, a nationally known Western trailblazer, the family of an Oglala leader, and a literary scholar who was a director of the 1904 World’s Fair. We also tell the story of the caves beneath the property, the highway system that almost destroyed the house, and the preservation efforts that saved it.
Guided Tours at the Mansion
The Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion is a great place to hear stories of old French St. Louis, the western fur trade, everyday life in Victorian St. Louis, the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, and Cherokee Cave. Get acquainted with the rich history of the Mansion, the legacy of the French founding families of St. Louis and Carondelet, and the Cherokee-Lemp Historic District.
Learn about life in St. Louis in the nineteenth century. Many antiques and artifacts are original to the home, this Greek Revival Mansion has been restored to interpret the decorative arts and architecture of the Victorian era.
OPEN FOR TOURS MARCH-december
$8.00 PER ADULT AND $5.00 FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12.
MANSION IS CLOSED JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.
ALL TOURS INCLUDE ADMISSION TO OUR 1904 WORLD’S FAIR MEMORABILIA EXHIBIT, FEATURING THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION MEMORABILIA ON PUBLIC DISPLAY.
GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE at $5.00 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 15 OR MORE. FOR SPECIAL TOUR DATES OR TO RESERVE A LARGE GROUP PLEASE CALL THE MANSION AT (314) 771-5828. ALL TOURS INCLUDE ADMISSION TO OUR 1904 WORLD’S FAIR MEMORABILIA EXHIBIT.
Images Courtesy of Mark Scott Abeln http://www.romeofthewest.com/2009/10/photos-of-chatillon-demenil-mansion.html
Thank you for your support to the Chatillon DeMenil Mansion.
Your donations fund operations, educational programs, and restoration projects throughout the year. With your donation the Mansion can continue to serve as a center for education focusing on the French Heritage of St. Louis. Donations of time, materials, and money are always welcome and appreciated. The Foundation’s “wish list” includes items both large and small.
Annual Memberships help maintain and further develop this historic site and its programming.
If you are not already a member, we invite you to join the Chatillon DeMenil House Foundation at one of the following levels:
MADAME CHOUTEAU ($100)
DUSTIN GRIFFIN FRIEND ($250)
HENRI CHATILLON ASSOCIATE ($500)
NICOLAS N. DEMENIL SOCIETY ($1000)
Free House Tours
Invitations to Members-Only Events
Discounts on Special Museum Programming
10% off our Museum Gift Shop