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French Colonial America




French Colonial America Preserves and Promotes French and Creole Culture and History of the Mississippi Valley during the Colonial Period

French Colonial America owns and operates the Centre for French Colonial Life Museum Campus.  This unique, historical museum site consists of four historic houses as well as an education and exhibits facility. For a breakdown on tours, exhibits, and educational programs that you can experience on our properties, and information on ticket prices, please visit the Things To See & Do section of our website.

Our museum campus with exhibits and house tours, at 198 Market St., in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, is open to the public 7 days per week, on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Sundays from Noon to 5:00 PM.


To schedule a group tour, please call 573-883-3105, email or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.



Thank You to our Major Program and Operations Underwriters for 2023-24:

David T. Orthwein - Linden House Programming and Renovation

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri - Curatorial Services

Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative - Francois Valle II House Renovation

Elizabeth Roth - Operations and Living History Saturdays

Tandy Thompson - Operations

Christy James - Operations

Jane Gleason - House Tour Programs, Kitchen Garden, Historic House Booklet and Events

Polly Jones - Operations

Foyer Foundation - Operations

French Heritage Society - Programming

Missouri Humanities Council - Online Programming

Shepard Foundation -- Preservation and Technology

Shively Charitable Foundation - Operations

​Enterprise Holdings - Internship Program

​Joseph and Blanche Touhill - Operations


The following organizations Sponsor & Partner with FCA
Please support them as they support us:

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