Red House Interpretive Center

The Red House Interpretive Center commemorates the life of Cape Girardeau’s founder Louis Lorimier as well as Lewis and Clark’s visit to the community on November 23, 1803. The Red House includes a number of exhibits and interpretive panels highlighting Lewis and Clark’s visit, French Colonial architecture, settlers of the Old Cape Girardeau District and the roads, river and transportation of the day.

The Red House is a recreation of Lorimier’s trading post and home and displays authentic items that would have been sold at the turn of the 19th century. Historically accurate gardens surround the house, and the Sunrise Over a New Land Mural depicts what the Mississippi River looked like during Lorimier’s lifetime.

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Latitude: 37.301451 Longitude: -89.518902 Elevation: 342 ft

Seasons Open

May - October

Hours Open

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fees

$1-$3

Accessibility Notes

The Red House Interpretive Center is handicap accessible.

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Ashley Freed - Cape Girardeau Parks and Rec
573-339-6340
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Diane Boyer - Cape Girardeau Parks and Rec
573-339-6340
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Stacy Dohogne Lane - Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau
573-225-1631
800-777-0068
220 N. Fountain St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 US

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