Talking About Spirits with the Historic Sappington House


The Spirits Return from the Grave on October 21st and different family spirits might be imbibed on November 4th! Spirits of Sappington House talk about their lives and times that occurred in these very rooms 200 years ago.

October 21, 2023, Saturday 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Spirits of Sappington House open house

Come inside and listen to the Spirits of Sappington House as they relive historic and private moments in their lives that may have happened in these very rooms 200 years ago. The event also features colonial surgeon Dr. John Murphy showing off his medical equipment including rusty hacksaws and blood-sucking leeches. Tours of nearby Father Dickson Cemetery will be conducted by lantern light. S’mores and cider will be served. Adults $8, Children under 12 $1 at the Door. Additional parking is available across the street at Crestwood Elementary School and south of the pond off Reco Avenue.

For more information, call 314-822-8171 or access WebSpiritPromo-2-pages.pdf (

Don’t forget this Saturday, October 14th, the last outdoor concert of 2023! Rock out with Fix Newton from 4 to 7 pm! Adults $20 at the Gate, Opens at 3 pm.

November 4, 2023, Saturday 4 – 6 pm

Swirl and Sip, A Wine Tasting

Historic Sappington House is inviting First Families of Saint Louis and wine and history lovers to our first Swirl and Sip! Darlene Strupp, a Sappington descendant (from one of St. Louis’ first families), will be serving wine crafted at their OLD FARM WINERY in Catawissa, MO. The Strupps have farmed in Jefferson County for more than a century, and now are pouring their hearts into grape cultivation and winemaking. They are proud of their fine wine selection of dry, semi-sweet and sweet reds; dry and sweet whites and fruit wines. The Barn restaurant will provide charcuterie and chocolates to complement the wine flavors. $15 for adults at the door. Wines will be available to purchase with 10% donated to the 1816 Joseph Sappington Log Home preservation project.

Phone 314-822-8171 for more information or reservations.


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