Deutschheim State Historic Site
109 W. Second St., Hermann, MO 65041 - United States
Visitors can discover a part of German-American heritage and experience an early Missouri settlement, all in one place—Deutschheim State Historic Site. This site is located in Hermann, a town known throughout the Midwest for its German heritage. Deutschheim State Historic Site preserves two structures that reflect the 1840s and 1850s when Germans first settled the Missouri River valley that reminded them of home. The site includes the Pommer-Gentner house, which was built in 1840 and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Hermann. It also preserves the Carl Strehly House, which was built in 1842. A house winery and the printing press of the first German language newspaper west of St Louis are additional tour highlights, as are period gardens. Through guided tours of both historic houses, visitors can experience the daily life and traditions of German immigrants to Missouri in the mid-19th century.
Guided tours are offered at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The visitor center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features a retail shop with springerle cookie molds and popup cards imported from Germany. Exhibits on German immigration and the history of the newly opened visitor center in a renovated 1890s building will be featured.
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