The Historic River City of Kimmswick

Kimmswick, historic charm on the Mississippi River since 1859

"The Historic River city and Design is a trademark of the
City of Kimmswick"

The Next Board of Alderman Meeting will be
The MAY Meeting will be 06/12/17
6:00 pm
Kimmswick City Hall
6041 Third Street
Kimmswick, Mo 63053


we want to keep everyone safe and happy.....

Come to our small community and shop at our more than 30 unique shops, eat any of our four restaurants with plenty of outdoor sitting areas.  The streets and grass fields will be lined with  hundreds of homemade craft, direct sales, corporate sponsor and food booths. There is something for everyone! 

Please remember there is very limited handicap parking and it fills up very early.  There is a lot of walking at this festival. We would love to see you visit our town but please be aware there is very uneven ground on the streets and grassy areas. The grounds are very hard to maneuver wheelchairs, walkers etc. There is NO transportation to and from your vehicle unless you are on the shuttle.... Please be prepared for the weather. We do have emergency services available at Kimmswick City Hall 6041 Third Street, Kimmswick

This is a pet friendly event.  Please remember your pets need to be on a leash and well behaved. The Festival committee or Kimmswick board of Alderman does have the right to ask you to leave the festival if there are any problems with your pet.

2017 Solar Eclipse Experience Kimmswick (SEEK)

Monday, August 21st 2017

The City of Kimmswick Mo.

Team Eclipse is meeting regularly and coming up with some great ideas for this awesome event!

This small town of Kimmswick Mo. will be a perfect vantage point to be right in the middle of this historic solar event!

Our location is less than 30 minutes south of St. Louis Mo.  If you are looking  to enjoy this day but don't want to pay for overnight lodging or drive for hours we would love to welcome you to view the solar eclipse with us.  Parking will be available and will be marked on the palaroo app soon.  Passing through and  have an problem..... We have available parking for you and its just a short walking distance away from all the activities.

Our guests will be talking about this for years to come.......What will you say to your children and grandchildren about where you were on this historic day?  You will not only speak of this day for years....... you will also have solar eclipse memorabilia to commemorate this amazing experience!!  T-shirts, Caps, posters and stickers, solar eclipse glasses just to name a few will be available for purchase.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, family members, friends and neighbors.  We will have waters, soda and snacks available for purchase.

The World famous Ted Wright is working on some beautiful artwork right now to mark this historic event.  It will be on  the memorabilia for purchase and our give aways!

The merchants will have plenty of photo ops available while you do a" seek and find " throughout the day. When you are finished with the contest your name will be placed in a drawing for a wonderful gift basket with lots of goodies!

Make sure you stop by our booth and sign your name and  some thoughts of the day in our guest book...After the event is over, this book will be on display at our beautiful Historical Society Museum on 3rd street.  You can come back years later and look up your name and your thoughts!

We will have trivia contest's throughout the day to test your knowledge of astronomy, solar system, solar events etc.

There will be a DJ playing tunes around our theme!  JC Corcoran the radio personality from KBDZ 93.1 will be doing a live remote during the day.

All of our wonderful and quaint shops and restaurants will be open for business for the day.  Usually the shops and restaurants in Kimmswick are closed on Mondays, but not on Monday August 21st.. Our shops will be welcoming our guests and the restaurants will have indoor and outdoor seating available for all.

Come spend the day in the wonderful town of Kimmswick ....where we always have the welcome mat out for our visitors!

Latitude: 38" 21'55" N

Longitude: 90" 21' 46"W

Duration of totality: 2 minutes 20

Holiday Hours City Hall will be closed;

November 24th and 25th for Thanksgiving
December 26th for Christmas
December 27th,28th,29th and 30th vacation
January 2nd, 2017 for New Years Day

 including license only fees for ALL events PLEASE include the NAME OF THE EVENT you are needing a license for.


Driving Directions to Kimmswick and the Anheuser Estate from I-270 and I-55


Head southwest on I-55 S

Take exit 186 toward Imperial/Kimmswick

Turn left at Imperial Main St

Turn right at US-61/US-67

Turn left at MO-K

Turn right at 4th St

Turn left at Market St

Take Market Street to the second stop sign make a right on  Front street 

Go over bridge the road will turn into

Windsor Harbor road. House will be on your left. 6000 Windsor Harbor Road


Follow rail road tracks you will see the home then make a left into the Estate grounds you will go over the RR tracks

Also during your trip to Kimmswick this season visit the Kimmswick Historical Society Museum located at Third and Vine Streets. Hours of Operation are Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00pm. You can View a slide show of the history of Kimmswick, tour the Museum, and tour the Burgess Howe House a restored 1840’s Log House. Tours are available by reservation for other days of the week. For more information call 636-464-TOUR (636-464-8687)

The Anheuser family bought the estate in 1916 and used it as a summerhouse until 1945 when Mabel-Ruth and her husband, the late Frederick Straub Anheuser moved there. The Anheuser collection includes family heirlooms, antiques, portraits, and a family library. Accenting the collection are Mrs. Anheuser's Westward Ho Crystal collection and a pair of 1904 hand-carved World's Fair beds. The grounds feature splendid views of the river and Bald Eagles are often spotted
soaring above the river bluffs.

Anheuser Museum & Estate Tours and Events

updated contact information for the Anheuser Estate is or 636-495-5006

The Anheuser Museum and Estate in Kimmswick, Missouri is open every Thursday, from April through November from 12:00 to 4:00pm. (Admission fee is $5.00) The museum is housed in the ancestral home of Fred and Mabel Ruth Anheuser, located in Kimmswick, just 25 miles south of downtown St. Louis. The home, built in 1867, sits at the south end of the town by the Mississippi River at Water's Point.
*** Saturday tours: 
Due to the wonderful success of renting the Estate we are sorry that we will only be able to offer Saturday tours by appointment only. Call 636-495-5006 or Email for more information
The Wedding Venue
The Anheuser Museum and Estate in Kimmswick, Missouri. One of Jefferson counties newest premier wedding venues host a Beautiful Gazebo and Observation Deck overlooking the Mississippi River. They provide a wonderful photo opportunity, and are available for your Special Event. Call 636-495-5006 or Email for details and reservations.