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Description - Located within a stone’s throw of the Missouri River and Katy Trail State Park, and in the heart of historic St. Charles, First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is the first seat of the state’s government. Its rough hewn timbers and dark wood floors whisper the tales of the state’s first legislature. Interpretive programs help visitors understand how the state’s government was formed and what life was like in the early 1800s.

Attractions - Take a tour of Missouri's first Capitol building or check out the various special events and programs are held throughout the year. Near by attractions include the Missouri River and Katy Trail State Park.

Recreation - Interpretive programs and tours are available at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site. Horseback riding, hiking and biking are all available at the nearby Katy Trail State Park.

Climate - Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.

Location - First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located in the eastern portion of the state in St. Charles Missouri.


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