Shopping


Our 200-year-old Historic Main Street is Missouri's first and largest historic district. It lies closest to the Missouri River and St. Charles' frontier history. The brick paved street leads to more than 125 one-of-a-kind shops. Dress up your home with framed art, antiques, clocks, collectibles, stained glass, garden flags, quilts, silk florals, and decorating accents from every period. Or dress up yourself with original clothing designs, shoes, monogrammed items, leather goods, handbags, and fine and costume jewelry.

Specialty food options abound in the Historic District. Help hone your culinary skills with spices, seasonings, mixes, hot sauces, extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Indulge your taste buds with handmade chocolates, fudge, toffee, homemade cookies, ice cream, and gooey butter milkshakes! 

Regular shopping hours are:  Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sundays from Noon to 5pm. Please check with stores for their specific hours or evening hours.

The Historic Frenchtown District offers a haven for antique lovers, where a half dozen unique stores dot the beautiful neighborhood. Whether the period is Americana, Victorian, 1904 World's Fair, the Depression era or mid-20th century, you'll find authentic furniture, glassware, linens and antiques. Frenchtown also boasts an eclectic mix of other shops including bridal boutiques, salons, florists, and more. With the largest concentration of French Colonial style architecture in the Midwest, the district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. 

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