The County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park offers free interpretive displays focusing on local and state history and is open to the public from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday, and 12 p.m.–5 p.m., Sunday.
Rich in St. Charles County history, the nearly 6,000-square foot facility, located on a site known to many as Kuhlmann's Grove, was a popular recreation area for county residents for nearly 100 years.
The museum is designed to house large exhibit displays. The current exhibit, "Our Sporting Heritage," celebrates recreation by showcasing the history of hunting and fishing in St. Charles County and Missouri, from prehistoric times to the modern era.
The exhibit features a Marksman Training Simulator, an interactive digital hunting simulator that has the largest video shooting surface in the world and is one of only three of its kind in the United States. The simulator allows visitors to experience the thrill of hunting duck, deer, bear, and boar, as well as clay targets, and was donated to the Parks Department by hunting enthusiast August A. Busch III.
In addition, a St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame exhibit featuring amateur sports in the county is on display featuring bowling balls, shirts, baseball gloves, and dartball from days of old. A High School Athletics exhibit showcases the history of area high school sports.
The final exhibit opening Saturday, April 6, 2019. is "Locally Grown: The Major League Baseball Players of St. Charles County,” which features 21 local players and memorabilia. A special public reception will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission includes hot dogs, popcorn and a chance to win a pair of St. Louis Cardinals baseball tickets! Attendees also can watch the baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres on the museum’s big screen starting at 1:15 p.m.
Based on availability, the hunting simulator will be open and free of charge during regular business hours. Hunting clubs, individuals and organizations can reserve the simulator for $75 per hour or $200 for three hours. To make a reservation, call 636-949-7535.
In addition, a St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame exhibit is on display and the High School Athletics exhibit is being finalized. Check back for more details.
The Heritage Museum is available for field trips year round. To schedule a visit, classroom presentation or to reserve the meeting room, call the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department's main office at 636-949-7535.
Reserve the meeting room at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum for your next business conference. Reserve the meeting room for $100 per day with a $100 damage deposit. No food or drink permitted.
Centennial Trail at Heritage Park
Learn more about the Centennial Trail at Heritage Park by viewing this map (PDF).