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Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

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"King of Ragtime" Lived Here

This historic site is located at 2658A Delmar Boulevard. Open March through October, 10-4... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Saint Charles, Missouri
Excellent tour guide

The Scott Joplin House is interesting, although, as others have noted, there is little in the way... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Antonia G
New York
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An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that Joplin and his wife Belle lived in during their time in St. Louis. Lit by gaslight, the home is furnished as it would...more
2658 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1404
Grand Centre / Midtown
+1 314-340-5790
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Should you choose to visit this historic site, I hope it won't be a waste of your time as it was of mine. We arrived well before closing. We first noticed the player piano for which this site is known was silent. We heard no...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Cool history + building tour. But the best part is the live ragtime performance by an awesome pianist!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Since the house was relatively small I didn't expect a lot from this tour. Wrong!. Our tour guide was nothing short of awesone. She had tons of information that made the visit very educational but still fun. After the tour we were given a recital....More

1  Thank Erick L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We stopped by late in the day, close to closing. The tour guides were kind enough to squeeze in a tour for us, and one got the sense of what it was like for Scott Joplin to live and compose in Saint Louis at the...More

3  Thank mister_stinky
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This historic site is located at 2658A Delmar Boulevard. Open March through October, 10-4, Monday-Saturday. Closed November through January. Open February 10-4, Tuesday-Saturday. Tours every hour. Furnishings are appropriate for 1902, however, not original. Restoration of this site took about 10 years. I got to...More

1  Thank lovethebahamas2013
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Most of us know some ragtime music, from the film " The Sting" if nowhere else. Scott Joplin lived in this house for only two years, but it was during a productive time in his career. Seeing inside the house is interesting, the furniture is...More

1  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The house is rather bare bones but the guide has loved ragtime and joplin since he was 7! He has done a lot of the joplin research and loves to pass on what he knows. Hearing recordings of joplins music on the old player piano...More

1  Thank tucsonfolks
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Upon arriving in St. Louis I was so excited when I realized that there was a Scott Joplin Historic house to visit. Trip Advisor listed the hours as closing at 4:00 PM. I took a taxi arrived at 3:10 knocked on the door. When my...More

1  Thank vespadue
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Scott Joplin House is interesting, although, as others have noted, there is little in the way of original artifacts in the House. The House itself is quite charming and gives a good sense of what life was like when Joplin lived there. What made...More

1  Thank Antonia G
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Went to the Scott Joplin House as part of the Mo State Parks Passport program and we enjoyed our visit but it was limited by what they can offer. When visiting most historic sites you have expectations of getting a glimpse of (in this case)...More

1  Thank David S
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