Saxon Lutheran Memorial
Saxon Lutheran Memorial

Saxon Lutheran Memorial:

Walking thru the Past

Imagine what it would be like to live in Missouri in a log home during the 1800’s. You can give your imagination a boost by visiting the Saxon Lutheran Memorial. The Memorial features four log homes, including a two story cabin and a double cabin. The log homes are laid out as they might have been found in a small settlement of the day. 
The main feature is the last remaining homestead of the period, including a log barn and granary. A machine shed with antique farm equipment, a blacksmith and carpenter shop, and a Visitor Center with a museum and gift shop complete the experience. 
As most of the original homesteads disappeared, Concordia Historical Institute purchased the Bergt cabin and property in 1961. Gerardt H. Kramer, noted St. Louis architect and preservationist, was instrumental in the early planning and development of the memorial. 
As a tribute to the Saxon Lutheran settlers and their faith, the Saxon Lutheran Memorial serves as a physical way, a “walk-in history book.” 
Visitors are always welcomed to tour the buildings, grounds and museum. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5-pm Closed December-February.