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Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

2658 Delmar Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63103
+1 314-340-5790
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"King of Ragtime" Lived Here

This historic site is located at 2658A Delmar Boulevard. Open March through October, 10-4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lovethebahamas2013
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Saint Charles, Missouri
The Man Behind The Music

Most of us know some ragtime music, from the film " The Sting" if nowhere else. Scott Joplin lived... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bsandrs
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that Joplin and his wife Belle lived in during their time in St. Louis. Lit by gaslight, the home is furnished as it would have been in 1902 when Joplin was composing songs that would make him a national phenomenon. Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, which stands as a testimony to his talent and hard work, also includes museum exhibits that interpret Joplin’s life. The Rosebud Café, a reconstructed structure that recreates a turn-of-the-century bar and gaming club, is available for rent.
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“maple leaf” (3 reviews)
“tour guide” (4 reviews)
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2658 Delmar Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63103
Grand Center / Midtown
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+1 314-340-5790
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic site is located at 2658A Delmar Boulevard. Open March through October, 10-4, Monday-Saturday. Closed November through January. Open February 10-4, Tuesday-Saturday. Tours every hour. Furnishings are appropriate for 1902, however, not original. Restoration of this site took about 10 years. I got to...More

Thank lovethebahamas2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of us know some ragtime music, from the film " The Sting" if nowhere else. Scott Joplin lived in this house for only two years, but it was during a productive time in his career. Seeing inside the house is interesting, the furniture is...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The house is rather bare bones but the guide has loved ragtime and joplin since he was 7! He has done a lot of the joplin research and loves to pass on what he knows. Hearing recordings of joplins music on the old player piano...More

Thank tucsonfolks
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Upon arriving in St. Louis I was so excited when I realized that there was a Scott Joplin Historic house to visit. Trip Advisor listed the hours as closing at 4:00 PM. I took a taxi arrived at 3:10 knocked on the door. When my...More

Thank vespadue
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Scott Joplin House is interesting, although, as others have noted, there is little in the way of original artifacts in the House. The House itself is quite charming and gives a good sense of what life was like when Joplin lived there. What made...More

Thank Antonia G
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Went to the Scott Joplin House as part of the Mo State Parks Passport program and we enjoyed our visit but it was limited by what they can offer. When visiting most historic sites you have expectations of getting a glimpse of (in this case)...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small and quaint museum. I enjoyed hearing some history about the American Ragtime Composer. The stories were really interesting. The parking is easy here. The player piano brought back memories of my childhood! Really nice museum!

Thank Miss A
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I have been waiting for a couple weeks to go there, and the time I did, we all enjoyed it. It had a lot of information, and it was fun to visit, I won't spoil it, but my favorite part was the last room!

Thank Idan L
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is one of the homes where Scott Joplin lived and composed some of his ragtime music. There's some interesting information on Scott Joplin, but the home itself does not have much of his personal belongings. But it is an interesting home, made up as...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This elegant home was the residence of Scott Joplin during the time he lived in St. Louis. This is the home where he composed some of his classic pieces, including the Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer. The guided tour was very informative and included...More

1  Thank jonahNJ
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