Where St. Louis - - WHERE NOW ST. LOUIS -

Lewis and Clark launched their Corps of Dis­cov­ery from the

fron­tier town of St. Charles in 1804, and in 1821, St. Charles

be­came Mis­souri’s first state cap­i­tal. The en­tire brick-paved

Na­tional Reg­is­ter His­toric Dis­trict on the banks of the Mis

souri River has been pre­served and re­stored, a vir­tual cat­a­log

of re­gional ver­nac­u­lar ar­chi­tec­ture. His­toric South Main St.

is lined with more than 125 spe­cialty shops, restau­rants,

museums and at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing Mis­souri’s First State

Capitol State His­toric Site, Foundry Art Cen­tre, the Lewis &

Clark Boathouse and Na­ture Cen­ter,

Trail­head Brew­ery, Katy Trail, Lit­tle

Hills Win­ery, Bella Vino Wine Bar,

Old Mill Stream Inn and Mag­pie’s

Café. www.his­toric­stcharles.com.

Tourism Cen­ter at 230 S. Main,

800.366.2427, Map 3-2A.

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