Jefferson Landing Tours

at Missouri State Museum

You can visit Jefferson Landing State Historic Site from March 1 through the Friday before Thanksgiving, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The site features the historic Lohman Building, built in 1839, and the Union Hotel, built in 1855. Visitors may see exhibits in the Lohman Building. The Union Hotel is closed for rehabilitation.

New in 2023, the Lohman Building features an interactive exhibit, “Jefferson Landing: Witness to History.” Through school programs or drop-in “choose-your-own-adventure” activities, visitors use primary resources to learn about the landing, the Capitol and life on the river.

Group Tours

Reservations are required for all tours during the school field trip seasons (March through May and October through November). Museum educators will provide a 45-minute interactive program that engages visitors in the history of the landing through exploration, group activities and play. Programs support Missouri Learning Standards for Social Studies.

When no interactive programs are reserved and during the summer, individuals and families can drop in during open hours and use “choose your own adventure” tools to explore the history of the landing and the people who lived and worked here. Reservations for groups larger than 10 are required during the off season.

For questions, please call the Missouri State Museum at 573-751-2854.

Reserved tours are available from March 1 to the Friday before Thanksgiving.

Tours begin at the top of the hour at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.