News Release 079

Garden Tour planned at Deutschheim State Historic Site, June 1 and 2

Volume 39-079 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Deutschheim State Historic Site will be hosting a tour of the site’s heirloom gardens to allow visitors to step back in time as they are greeted by gardeners in period attire. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will take place on June 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The garden visit and barn tour are free of charge and will give participants a change to sample from the historic herb garden and learn about 19th century gardening techniques, heirloom plants and their uses during the early Missouri settlement period. The small 1880s half-timber barn features historic farm and garden tools. Traditional pink lemonade and springerle cookies will be served.

Tours of the 1840s Pommer-Gentner House and Strehly House/Winery/Print Shop are conducted at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. for the regular admission price of $4 for adults and $2.50 for children.

Deutschheim State Historic Site is located on West Second Street in Hermann, 15 miles south of I-70 on Highway 19. For information on the event, call the site at 573-486-2200. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.