Red House Interpretive Center & Old St. Vincent Church

AQ | Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Red House Interpretive Center & Old St. Vincent Church

Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701, United States

Created By: Lili Ilieva

Point of Interest Details

Red House Interpretive Center - Located just off Main Street in historic downtown Cape Girardeau. The center commemorates the life of the towns’ founder, Louis Lorimier, as well as the historic visit made here by Lewis and Clark in 1803. Explore this historic building and museum and learn about frontier life. The Center commemorates the life of community founder French-Canadian, Louis Lorimier, as well as the visit of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in November, 1803. The Interpretive Center houses an early 1800's exhibit that reflects the lives of the early settlers of the old Cape Girardeau district. In addition, a rendering of Lorimier's Trading Post displays authentic items that would have been sold at the turn of the 19th century. The gardens on the north side of the house show the types of garden you might have seen in 1803 with flowers, vegetables, cooking herbs, and medicinal herbs.

Old St. Vincent’s Church - Beautiful Renaissance architecture and ornate interior. The Renaissance architecture, referred to as English Gothic Revival style that this miraculous church is styled in, is not only beautiful but also extremely rare, as very few churches of this style exist in America today. Explore the many artifacts preserved in the church as you admire the arches and woodwork lining the interior of the chapel. Discover this fully restored beauty as it transports you back in time.

This point of interest is part of the tour: AQ | Cape Girardeau, Missouri


 

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