The City of Crestwood is proud to have the Thomas Sappington Museum as part of the Crestwood Park system. The home built in 1808 by slave labor is on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the museum, the Sappington Complex includes The Barn restaurant, gift shop and the Library of Americana, which includes resources on American History and Decorative Arts. The complex is open Wednesday – Friday and staffed by over 100 volunteers that operate the gift shop, library and act as docents in the museum. The City owns the complex, and has a cooperative relationship by City Ordinance with the Sappington House Foundation in the operation and maintenance of the facilities. The restaurant while owned by the City is operated by a private contractor and is open when the complex is open to the public and for special events and private parties. Further information about the complex can be obtained by calling the Office of Public Works at (314) 729-4720 or the Sappington House Manager at (314)822-8171.
Tours of the facility are available from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. Admission to the Sappington House is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. Special group tours of the house may be arranged. A videotaped tour of the house with its history is available for individuals who are not able to physically tour the Sappington Museum. The closed-captioned video is 19 minutes long and can be viewed in the wheelchair accessible Library of Americana. Admission fees and times are the same as for the walking tours.
The Sappington House Library of Americana, a research library located on the site, is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Stop by to browse the shelves and expand your knowledge. Phone (314) 729-4720 for more information.
Additionally, be sure to visit the Sappington House Gift Shop, a fascinating boutique full of unique gifts located in The Barn Restaurant, also within the Sappington House Complex. Complete your visit with coffee/tea and/or dessert, breakfast, or lunch at The Barn Restaurant, opened Tuesdays through Sundays, 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
SAPPINGTON HOUSE CEMETERY
In addition to the Sappington House Complex, the City owns and maintains the Historic Sappington Cemetery where many of the Sappington Family are buried. Graves date back to 1811 and include veterans of the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War and World War I. At a recent Sappington family memorial service a grave marker was placed for John Sappington recognizing his service at Valley Forge as George Washington’s bodyguard.
|Sappington House Complex|
|1015 S. Sappington Rd.
Crestwood, MO 63126
|The City of Crestwood will observe the following holidays. The Community Center and Sappington House will be closed on these days. The Sappington House Complex is closed from December 20, 2013 until February 5, 2014.|
|January 1||New Year’s Day|
|Third Monday in January||Martin Luther King Day|
|Third Monday in February||President’s Day|
|Varies year to year (1/2-day)||Good Friday Closed at Noon|
|May 27||Memorial Day|
|July 4||Independence Day Observed|
|First Monday in September||Labor Day|
|November 11||Veteran’s Day|
|Fourth Thursday and Friday in November||Thanksgiving Holiday|
|December 24(1/2-day)||Christmas Eve Holiday closed at Noon|
|December 25||Christmas Holiday Observed|
|December 30 (1/2-day)||New Year’s Eve Holiday closed at Noon|
|January 1||New Year’s Day|