Welcome to Historic Kimmswick Mo

Kimmswick MOGoKimmswick.com is your official website for the most up-to-date info on Kimmswick’s Shops, Events, and Restaurants. Thank you for your interest in visiting the Historic City of Kimmswick MO.  Here you will find all of the town’s events, shops, restaurants, and attractions.

Kimmswick offers a chance to step back into the less hurried days of the 1800’s.  Enjoy a walk through a beautiful town with many one-of-a-kind shops that will inspire you.  The cordial atmosphere of our restaurants will remind you of a time long past.

With more than 25 shops and restaurants already, Kimmswick is growing and adding more shops all the time.  If you would like the brochure for the town you can download it here.  As can be attested with a stroll through the historic town many of the shops occupy, and have restored, shops from the time the town was founded in 1859.  Click here for directions to, or a map of shops in Kimmswick.

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Delta Queen in Kimmswick

The Delta Queen Steamboat will make it’s new home in our historic town.  Read More about Kimmswick



  • Sat

    Kimmswick was established in 1859, and shares a rich history here in Jefferson County. The Kimmswick Historical Society and the Kimmswick Merchants invite you to join us on Saturday, September 15th to learn more about this quaint river town.

    Step back in time with us...
    • Visit Civil War Reenactors Encampment
    • Historical Performances:
    ❖ Dianne Moran’s A Mother’s Tale: Brother’s fighting on both sides of the Civil War.
    ❖ Chris Sutton thrills the audience with his Firsthand Accounts of a Union Civil War Officer
    ❖ Dr. Stephen Huss presents Jefferson County’s 200 years of History
    • Historic Kimmswick House Tours
    • Demonstrations by Historic Craftsmen
    • Antique Tool Display and Demonstration
    • Archaeological Displays
    • Music and Sing-a-longs for the children

    Get more info here.

  • Thu
    9:00 am

    Take a leisurely ride on the Mississippi on this narrated cruise to the quaint riverside town of Kimmswick, Missouri, known for its historic homes, shopping, antiques, and the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery.

    Cruise package includes on-board games and lively music, lunch at the Blue Owl, plus motorcoach transportation. Choose from two cruise itineraries:

    Kimmswick Express

    9:30am                      Board Tom Sawyer
    10:00am                    Depart
    12:15pm                    Arrive in Kimmswick
    1:00pm                      Eat lunch at the Blue Owl, shop and explore
    3:30pm                      Depart Kimmswick via motorcoach
    4:00pm                      Arrive in St. Louis at the Riverboats dock

    Kimmswick Leisure

    9:00am                      Board a motorcoach in St. Louis
    9:30am                      Depart St. Louis
    10:00am                    Arrive in Kimmswick, shop and explore
    11:00am                    Eat lunch at the Blue Owl
    1:00pm                      Board the Tom Sawyer Riverboat
    1:15pm                      Depart Kimmswick
    4:30-5:00pm*           Arrive in St. Louis at the Riverboats dock

    *Cruise length can vary depending on river conditions.


    Note: While visiting Kimmswick, guests may encounter uneven terrain such as stairs and gravel walkways. For your safety and comfort, please wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. We do not recommend this trip for those needing wheelchairs or walkers, or those with significant physical limitations.

  • Sat

    Why a Witches’ Night Out Event? Because we all love Halloween and what woman doesn’t like getting “All Dressed Up” for a “Fun Night Out on the Town with her Girlfriends”, all while supporting a great cause! So, dust off your hats and brooms and throw on your best “Witchy Wear”, and join us for a spell out on the town!

    Activities include: Music & Entertainment, Psychic, Attendance Prizes, Wine Tasting, Food Booths, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest, Shopping Discounts, and much more! With this being our 8TH YEAR, we can tell you—this is a unique evening with an incredible atmosphere, all at an affordable price.

    Check out the details!

  • Sat

    The Kimmswick Appplebutter Festival is the last full weekend of October. The Apple Butter Festival is the largest celebration Kimmswick has annually drawing over 100,000 visitors. Come enjoy the small town ambiance, stroll through our streets lined with 500 – 600 food, drink and craft vendors. Also enjoy lots of live entertainment throughout the town including bluegrass, country rock, and dulcimer music.

  • Fri

    Calling all "Deer Widows", send the men off to the woods and start your "man free" weekend with us in Kimmswick! When the guys go hunting...the girls go shopping! Girls "bag" your own "trophies" in Kimmswick and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

    "Target your Savings!" Make a $1.00 donation to support the Kimmswick Visitor Center, and receive a Shopping Passport that will give you discounts and free gifts at Participating Merchants and Restaurants throughout Kimmswick. With each purchase made during the weekend, you can enter to win a "Bucket of Bucks" Gift Basket, on Display at the Kimmswick Visitor Center. Some lucky winner will win "Big Bucks" in Gift Certificates for Kimmswick Merchants! Shopping Passports and all details are available at the Kimmswick Visitor Center or any of the participating Kimmswick merchants.

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Kimmswick Mo is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with your friends and family. Our town puts on several festivals throughout the year.  The largest and most popular include: the Kimmswick Apple Butter FestivalStrawberry Festival, our popular Witches’ Night Out, the Holiday Open House, and the Christmas Festival and Cookie Walk.  A full list of our annual events can be found here.