Guibourd-Vallé House

Guibourd-Vallé House


Fourth and Merchant streets
Ste. Geneviève, MO 63670
Guided group tours may be arranged at any time by appointment.
Monday thru Friday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Easter and Thanksgiving.

The Guibourd-Vallé House was constructed for Jacques Guibourd in 1806 in the “poteaux-sur-sole” style with vertical, hand-hewn log walls and a double-pitched roof. This important National Register site is the only historic house in Ste. Geneviève where visitors can go into the attic to view and study up close the Norman truss architecture employed at the time.

The house displays a more refined rendition of the typical French Colonial residence in the era of Lewis and Clark and is finished with elegant French antiques. The museum is owned and operated by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Geneviève as a memorial to its donor, Jules Felix Vallé.

Admission includes a costumed docent-guided tour.