The heart of the city of St. Louis, downtown has much to offer in history and great architecture.
The tour will point out the historic skyscrapers of Louis Sullivan and other famous St. Louis architects, and explain the significance of the business leaders who commissioned their designs. Also, the tour will visit important landmarks such as the Old Courthouse, site of one of Dred Scott’s trials and the Old Cathedral, the center of the Roman Catholic church in early St. Louis. Even natives of St. Louis will come away from this engaging and educational tour, surprised by what they did not know. This tour is the best way to get a full history of St. Louis. Hear the quirky stories from days past, including the construction of the Eads Bridge how Missouri became the “Show Me State”. Hint: it involves an elephant.
Tour Length: approx. 2 hrs. Miles: 2.5 Difficulty: Low