Jefferson Landing State Historic Site

100 Jefferson St.,100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 - United States




Free Everyday

Jefferson Landing was a busy center of commerce along the Missouri River during the mid-1800s. Steamboats traveling between St. Louis and Kansas City docked in front of the Lohman Building. The Lohman Building depicts an 1850s general store and warehouse and features a film on the history of the site and of Jefferson City. The nearby Union Hotel contains the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery with changing exhibits on Missouri history, art and culture.


You can visit Jefferson Landing State Historic Site from March 1 through the first weekend in December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The site features the historic Lohman Building, built in 1839, and the Union Hotel, built in 1855. Visitors may see exhibits in both buildings. The Lohman Building features an 1850s era general store and warehouse. A short film on the history of the site and of Jefferson City is shown every half hour starting at 10:30 a.m. with the last showing at 3 p.m. Tours for walk-ins start on the hour beginning at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour), with the last tour beginning at 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. If a tour has already met its full capacity of 60 people, walk-ins may have to wait until the next available tour.

The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery at the Union Hotel has rotating exhibits on Missouri art, history and culture. In collaboration with the Academy of Nature and Wild Life Arts, the gallery is excited to exhibit Missouri Plein Air. This juried exhibit will showcase artists who choose to paint around the state of Missouri plein air (outdoor setting). Missouri Plein Air exhibits from Aug. to Dec. 31. March 1 through first weekend in December, the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Tuesday after the first weekend in December through February, the gallery is closed.

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