Return To The Past At Heritage House Museum Of Okawville With Three Unique Museums.
Group Tours are encouraged; please make an appointment for groups.
Call the Okawville Chamber Of Commerce at (618) 243-5694 or write the Chamber at P.O. Box 345, Okawville, IL 62271 for appointments or additional information.
The Schlosser Home:
Turn-of-the-Century Home, Harness Shop and Laundry
Address: 114 W. Walnut
Hours: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is also open most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons and also by appointments.
Call to make appointments on weekends – 618-243-5694.
Group tours are welcome.
A suggested donation of $5.00 per adult is appreciated.
The Dr. Poos Home:
Victorian Era Home of the Poos Family with Medical Museum, 202 N. Front St.
Address: 202 N. Front St. Museum
Hours: By Appointment A Donation of the visitors choice is appreciated.
The Schlosser Brick House
A third property owned by Heritage House is the old Joseph Schlosser home across Walnut Street from the Frank Schlosser complex. Built of locally-made brick circa 1869, it is the last surviving Old World style street house in Okawville and was the humble home of Joseph Schlosser, his wife Louise, and sons Henry and Frank. Joseph operated a cobbler's shop in one room of the home. Furnished with primitives and antiques largely from the post Civil War era, the house captures the aura of its time.
The offices for the Okawville Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage House Museum are also housed in the home.
Okawville is located 41 miles east of St. Louis on I-64 at Exit 41. At the interchange turn right on State Route 177 and follow 177 west and south in Okawville to Walnut Street. To go to the Schlosser homes, turn right on Walnut and go one block. To proceed to the Poos Home, continue south on 177 (Front Street) four more blocks. See Map Below.