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The Deutschheim State
Historic Site on West Second St in Hermann captures the culture and heritage
of the German people who migrated to Missouri in the mid to late 19th
century. Their home interiors, tools, implements, garden plantings and
architecture quickly became a reflection of Missouri's diverse culture.
The Deutschheim is operated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and tours are offered daily at 9:30am, 11:15am, 1pm and 2:30pm. Two main buildings are featured at the site. The Pommer-Gentner House built in 1840, is a sterling example of high-style German neoclassicism and is furnished to reflect the earlier settlement period of the 1830's and 1840's. Behind the house, visitors will tour a period garden and a small half-timbered barn containing an exhibit of 19th century tools. The Strehly House, built in stages from 1842 to 1869, has a traditional German vernacular front. It once contained a full-service printing company that produced a German-language newspaper.
In about 1857, Carl Strehly built a winery next to the house, which today displays one of a few remaining carved wine casks in the Midwest. Grapevines, planted by the Strehlys in the 1850's can still be seen running the length of the backyard.
Deutschheims's varied collections of German Americana are represented by galleries of changing artifacts and photographs. Tour Deutschheims's buildings and experience the daily life of German Americana the way it really happened 150 years ago.
Contact Deutschheim State Historic Site :: 107-109 West 2nd Street, Hermann, MO 65041 :: 573.486.2200.