Day Trip: German Hermann
Explore how German-American settlers developed Missouri wine country
Start Time:8:30 AM
End Time:4:30 PM
Phone:636-939-2386, ext. 1400
Visit a significant part of early Missouri German settlement at Deutschheim State Historic Site in Hermann. Stroll through two 1840’s and 1850’s buildings and explore how German-Americans settled and developed the Missouri wine industry. Grapevines planted more than 100 years ago can still be seen on the property, as well as a number of other interesting historic artifacts. Enjoy a delicious German lunch at the Hermann Wurst Haus, consisting of prize-winning bratwurst on a bun, with or without kraut, and your choice of two sides and beverage.
Afterward, there’s lots of good meats and specialty products to sample and purchase here. Visit the Hermann Farm Museum, offering a trip back in time to see how the first German immigrants lived and farmed after arriving in the Hermann valley in 1837. Take an included tram ride through the 200-acre farm, and visit the Husmann House and outbuildings. Enjoy the chickens, sheep, cattle, mules, Shire draft horses, and other animals we’ll see along the ride.
The motorcoach bus leaves the west parking lot of St. Peters City Hall, One St. Peters Centre Blvd., at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, and returns around 4:30 p.m. The cost is $95 and includes transportation, admissions, lunch and gratuities. This tours involves quite a bit of walking, mostly at your leisure.
CLICK HERE to register or call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400. CLICK HERE to visit the Cultural Arts Centre Bus Tours web page and learn more about upcoming motorcoach tours.