How did they get that in here? Where did that come from? 

You asked, and we’ve got answers⁠ — and some unconventional tales too. Learn about the lives and materials that helped shape one of the most unique and eccentric museums in the world through a guided tour of the ever-evolving City Museum.

Read more about it on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Tale of One City Tour
1 Hour - $7+tax per person*

Take a deep dive into how we got here. Explore the surreal environments created inside our 1930’s shoe warehouse. Answer the age-old question “How did a pterodactyl end up in the ceiling?” Tour the museum and discover the stories that built us. 

  • Tours are offered Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 11am and 3pm.
  • Limit 15 people per tour. 
  • Add your tour reservations after clicking checkout in your cart. You will be prompted to choose a date and time to book your tour.
  • Tours will leave from the Cabin on the 1st floor. Please note that this is a walking tour. Reach out to for accommodations.
*Tour prices are in addition to General Admission.


Private Tours & Special Events 
Prices Vary  

Want to reserve a private after-hours tour for you and your guests? Interested in adding tours to your special event at City Museum? Custom tours and sneak peeks are now available.

Contact us at for more information.

 Meet the Archivist

Archivist and Tours Manager, Maria Cassilly has been with the museum since 2006. With her extensive knowledge of museum history and her background in Art and Library Science, she has curated a one-of-a-kind tour experience.