Old Mines, Missouri Celebrates 300th Anniversary 1723-2023
Bonjour! Old Mines, Mo, the oldest settlement in Missouri celebrates 300 years! Sample life in late 1700/early 1800s. Enjoy French pastries, tour log cabins, exhibits...attend Mass in French! ~ Merci
The village of Old Mines is the oldest settlement in the state of Missouri. Lead miners were in Old Mines as early as 1719, turning to baryte mining well into the 1900s. The founding of Old Mines in 1723 coincides with the land grant awarded to Philippe Francois Renault by French government.
Our day is packed with events for the entire family! Live Creole music, early way of life demonstrations, games, local wines, French pastries, fresh baked bread in stone ovens, crafts, historical exhibits and tours, pony rides, log cabins, wine, cold drinks and more! Bring the whole family, we welcome you to Old Mines!