Reenactment of Philippine's Arrival

  • 500 S. Riverside Dr., Saint Charles, MO 63301
  • Free

Join us for a Bicentennial reenactment of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival on the St. Charles riverfront, celebrating 200 years of education!

When St. Philippine and her four companions opened the Academy of the Sacred Heart in September 1818, it signaled the start of Sacred Heart education in the New World, Catholic education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and formalized education of any kind in the St. Charles/St. Louis area. All Archdiocesan schools, City of St. Charles schools, and religious and home schools in the area are invited to send a delegation to this special anniversary event!

9:00 to 10:15AM

Strolling historical characters, period demonstrations, entertainment


Welcome, remarks and reenactment of St. Rose Phlippine Duchesne’s arrival on the St. Charles riverfront


Entertainment and enjoyment of your picnic lunch on the riverfront

Teachers and students are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on, a disposable lunch and drink.

Animals are prohibited in Frontier Park during the Reenactment; service animals permitted.

No alcohol, glass containers, or fireworks will be allowed to be brought into Frontier Park.


St. Charles is known for its warm welcome, unique historical perspective, and beautiful sites—there’s so much to do you’ll need more than a day.

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