The Glenn House

The Glenn House is a house museum that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Glenn House was built by Edwin Deane a prominent builder in Cape Girardeau who gave the house as a wedding gift to his daughter Lula, who married David Glenn. David Glenn (1851 - 1930) was an influential person in Cape Girardeau, a successful business man and actively involved in the community.

The house was completed in 1883 in a vernacular farmhouse style. During the 1890's an extensive renovation was undertaken where the house was finished in the popular Queen Anne Victorian style. Electricity, indoor plumbing and central heat were added during the renovation. The house is faithfully restored and has many original architectural features such as lights, plumbing fixtures, moldings, and wall treatments. Authentic period furniture grace it's late Victorian interior.

The Glenn House offers the opportunity to see, experience and learn about life and life styles in the late 1800's, early 1900's in Cape Girardeau. Step back in time at the Glenn House where there are many stories in every room. 

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Latitude: 37.298195 Longitude: -89.520633 Elevation: 392 ft
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Seasons Open

May thru October, Sat & Sun. December Christmas tours, Sat & Sun. Private tours by appointment.

Hours Open

Sat & Sun 1 to 4pm


Adults $5, Children 12 and under $2

Accessibility Notes

Rear entrance from alley provides access with no steps. First floor of main house and carriage house accessible with no steps. Limited parking in rear of house.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed in the house.

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