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Fort Charrette Historic Village

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Address: 966 Charrette Ln, Washington, MO 63090-3828
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+1 636-239-4202
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1790s Historically restored and authentically antique-furnished French and...

1790s Historically restored and authentically antique-furnished French and Indian trading post with several associated historic buildings and period gardens. This historic property overlooks the Missouri River from a high south bluff of that river which is 30 miles west of St. Louis, MO. professional tours of 1 and 1/12 hours are given by appointment only throughout the year for a voluntary donation.

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We visited by ourselves and couldn't figure out which sites were included in the attraction and which sites were private property. We felt like we were trespassing. Of course... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
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Kearney, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Called this place after seeing it on tripadvisor, just to ask some questions. The man who answered the phone was very rude,argumentative and I felt like I was an inconvenience. I just had some questions about hours and tours he turned it into bad customer service experience. I think it looks like an interesting place, and maybe in person he... More 

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Kansas City
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

We visited by ourselves and couldn't figure out which sites were included in the attraction and which sites were private property. We felt like we were trespassing. Of course, it would help a lot of the private properties were more prominently marked. Would help if the attractions were marked, too. The area is very pretty. It's about a 5 min... More 

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1 Thank Corusc80
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

I thought I was driving into someone's private property. Once I got past the uncertain feeling I found it very interesting. Just a 5 minute drive through

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1 Thank John I
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Fort Charrette is a great site to see with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. This is a great place to take your kids and show them a bit of history while also enjoying the incredible views from the property.

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4 Thank BelltownBeast
Labadie, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

If you enjoy history of Missouri in the 1700's, you do not want to miss this visit. Fort Charrette includes an authentic French fur trading depot along with living quarters. Tour by architectural historian Crosby Brown is most interesting and accurate and includes information and artifacts of the Lewis and Clark expeditions of the local area. Young and mature will... More 

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10 Thank MLTLabadie_MO
Union, Missouri
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Crosby Brown had me do some chores for him around the village many years ago, way before 2011 but that's as far back as the above goes. He's the most knowledgeable person concerning Missouri history I've ever met & always kept the fort & village up wonderfully. I don't think I've ever felt a friendship come so naturally with someone... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2003

Went with husband, son, and grandson last weekend. We really looked forward to going for several years, (had saved an article from Country Living Magazine for many years), and we were not disappointed when we finally did get around to making it happen. Would recommend Fort Charrette Historical Village to anyone interested in early Missouri history. Really appreciated all the... More 

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