About the Museum

Map - Hours - Admission Cost

Bonjour. This museum tells part of the story of New France, the other Colonial America. Away from Philadelphia and New York, away from the Anglophones, life was happening. Here, in Ste.Genevieve, French and American Indian and African, slave and free cultures mixed and mingled in a way perhaps unique to the world. Come back in time to hear their stories, see where they lived, walk where they walked and ponder part of what made us what we are today. It is a story worth hearing, and we are here to tell it.


General Map of the Campus

general layout of the buildings
Ok, Zuts. This map is not to scale but it might help. It was developed by a volunteer. Perhaps you would like to make a better one?


Open Daily:

Tuesday-Thursday, 10am - 4pm through Memorial Day
Monday-Thursday, 10am - 4pm after Memorial Day
Friday 10am until 7pm (or dusk if it is earlier) - (Every 4th Friday until 9pm)
Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday, noon-4pm


  • New Years Day
  • Easter
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve

Please note:

Hours may vary due to unusual circumstances. USUALLY this manages to get posted to Facebook. The above is just general guidance.

Admission Costs

Adults $8.00

Seniors (Age 65+) $6.00

Adult Students $6.00

Active Duty Military & Adult Family Members $6.00

Children $2.00

Preschoolers FREE

Group Rate Adults (15+ people) $5.00

Group Rate Children (15+ people) $1.50

Squirrels - 1 pecan

Zuts will give a discount to all his furry little friends

No CATS!!!

Support dogs are welcome if they promise not to eat squirrels.

Ownership: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri

link to the NSCDA Web Site

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri has owned, operated, and made available to the public the Bolduc House Museum since 1949. It is a chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, an organization that is dedicated to Colonial American history, historic preservation, and patriotism.

The women members of the National Society of the Colonial Dames in America are descendants of individuals who lived in an American colony before 1750 and “rendered efficient service to his country during the Colonial period...which contributed to the founding of our nation.”

The parlor in the Linden House is dedicated to the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri and functions as their headquarters. Visit this room to see the large number of awards and other recognitions that this organization has achieved thanks to the way they have operated the Museum. Read the accounts of the Colonial Dames’ early American ancestors and their accomplishments. Scholars may enjoy the rare books in the Colonial Dames library and the information to be found in the society’s records kept in the Museum’s archives.

Receiving the  2005 Preserve  America Award
The Bolduc House Museum was honored with the 2005 Preserve America Award

Website issues

Missing Links

Sometimes, due to issues beyond our control, websites go down or are taken off line or are moved somewhere else. If you discover a link that no longer works, please tell us so we can get it fixed. Things go wrong in other ways, too, so please tell us so we can fix it.

Open Source

All code for the site is available at Bolduc House code

Code is all HTML5, CSS3 and javascript (including Bootstrap). If you would like to help out, you are welcome to clone or fork it and submit pull requests. There are no guarantees your work will be accepted. However, all material remains Museum property and may not be used for commercial purposes.

Additions to the website, such as articles, links, pictures, etc., would be great. You may be able to flesh out some information that is currently lacking, or correct something that is wrong. Please send these sorts of things to Rob Pratte for review.