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“Great History”

Deutschheim State Historic Site
Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in Hermann
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Visit a significant part of German-American history – and early Missouri settlement – at Deutschheim State Historic Site. Stroll through the restored 1840s and 1850s buildings and explore how German-Americans settled the Hermann area and developed the basis for a Missouri wine industry. Grapevines planted in the 1850s can still be seen on the property as can a number of historic artifacts.
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The tour was great. Kim is a great tourguide. They are a smaller site so they don't have a lot of exhibit space in their main building. So take the tour!!

Thank Makia H
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our guide did a fantastic job of filling us in on the history of Hermann, Missouri and providing insight into the German culture during our one-hour tour. At $5 per person, this tour is a real bargain. We appreciated our guide pointing out which items were not original to the site and which actually belonged to early settlers.

Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We did the two-house tour one Sunday afternoon. It's informative but without enough real interest or depth to generate any excitement. Certainly, kids would be bored.

1  Thank MongoSchwartz
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We visited the Deutschheim Historic Site on a Saturday.
I really enjoyed all the different buildings you get to tour. That seemed pretty unique. There were also some interesting stories told by the tour guide. I especially enjoyed the story of the young "Gastenbitters" (not sure of the spelling). These young men were groomsmen who would travel to all the neighboring houses and farms and invite the families to the wedding. If the family planned to attend, the woman of the house would sew a ribbon on the Gastenbitters hat. When they were finished with the invitations, the ribbons provided the couple with a number of expected guests. Also, for their trouble, the Gastenbitters were rewarded with a beer, or two, at each house they visited!

1  Thank clark5662
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Take a trip back in time to the time when Hermann, MO first welcomes it's German settlers. Visit some of the historical homes and see the way these pioneers lived. This is a very informative walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. There are stairs is some of the house you visit, so wear comfortable shoes. A quick history of this fascinating area.

Thank scottjnpg
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