Completed in 1883 and lived in by the David Glenn family until 1915, The Glenn House is a restored historic museum in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Open seasonally, the home is an example of the Victorian (1860–1900) period lifestyle that includes the architecture, furnishings, clothing fashions, and mores of the period.
The Glenn House is an historic treasure; a place that allows visitors an opportunity to visit a world inhabited by earlier generations whose way of life were different from our own.
Please explore our site—virtually explore the house and get information about past and upcoming events. Learn how easy it is to host your own event in this Grand Old Lady, or find out how you can become a part of the future of this beautiful Treasure of the Past.
This interesting building is well presented and interpreted in an easy manner by the guides who explain the history of the building and its contents in an informed manner.
The upstairs was recently refurbished with period paint colors and wallpapers. If you like Victorian architecture and some local history, it's definitely worth a visit!
It's a trip back in time, and worth the nominal fee to tour it. Be sure to see the carriage house in the back, and enjoy some refreshments and music there during the holiday season.
The Glenn House helps save and share Cape Girardeau’s past to engage and inform future generations. By making a contribution to this historic home, you are helping us save and share history, collections, and stories from the past to today.