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Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

Arts & Entertainment, Museums, Landmarks & Historical Sites, Black History Site, Arts

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Tour the home of Scott Joplin, the “King of Ragtime.” A National Historic Landmark, the Scott Joplin House was home to the composer from 1900 to1903. His original compositions are displayed, along with an exhibit on the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair in Forest Park. It was during the fair that Joplin premiered his new-style music to the world. Visitors can “play” some of the famous rags by pumping a vintage foot-powered player piano.

An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that Joplin and his wife Belle lived in during their time in St. Louis. Lit by gaslight, the home is furnished as it would have been in 1902 when Joplin was composing songs that would make him a national phenomenon. Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, which stands as a testimony to his talent and hard work, also includes museum exhibits that interpret Joplin’s life. The Rosebud Café, a reconstructed structure that recreates a turn-of-the-century bar and gaming club, is available for rent.

 

 

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steve y

9/16/2015

we got there before they closed and they would not even let us in the door---change your open times or honor your current one

raymond h

6/23/2016

Close

Kitty D

10/30/2016

A must see for anyone in the area. Mimi is a great tour guide. Lots of books on many of the St. Louis areas. A wonderful piece of preserved black and musical history.

Katie F

10/30/2016

Mimi was an amazing guide! All her what she is known for from 1966! Take your kids here. Great way to learn some of the history that you don't get in your history books!

juyun l

10/30/2016

good place

Sue M

2/1/2017

Been here before and staff are amazing and detailed. It's a wonderful experience. However, be warned, they are closed for off season in at least December and January. Which I realized after making a 130 mile trip today.

Parker L

4/3/2017

One of St Louis' hidden treasures. The docents are most knowledgeable and be sure to browse the book titles in the gift shop area. You'll find things there unseen elsewhere. The Rosebud Café is an intimate spot for private parties too large for most homes & too small for a hotel. Plus you can use your own caterer.

Blake W

4/3/2017

Not on par with the Frederick Douglass's Cedar Hill or Maggie L. Walker's house in Richmond but worth the time nonetheless. Great knowledgeable staff, I just wish more things were actually Joplin's and not period pieces. I still give it Four stars.

Matthew S

6/6/2017

A really cool historic site! Scott Joplin was a great composer of the ragtime era. Quite a prodigy, he was known to write his music out without playing it first! If you pay for the tour, you may get to hear some of his music on a player piano. Street parking is readily available and usually a safe bet during open hours.

John O

6/6/2017

Very friendly staff the house restoration makes it a beautiful place to be. We didn't have time to tour but we would love to come back at a later date.

Anna M

9/12/2017

The player piano at the end of the tour is a perfect aural connection to the information learned

Abigail A

10/13/2017

Interesting and well maintained piece of history. Antique player piano available to play from an extensive collection of Scott Joplin music.

Douglas S

3/15/2018

Scott Joplin wrote and played great music back in the early 1900's. His house shows how he lived when in St. Louis. And there are free monthly ragtime events at the house. This is a great place to learn about St. Louis history and a great form of music.

Danny Z

3/15/2018

Short tour but the house is great and the guide was very knowledge!!

andi d

3/15/2018

Stepping into this space was like stepping back in time. As we toured house we listened to Mr Joplin's music being played downstairs. What history here.

Mickey H

4/18/2018

I thought this would be a cool place because I'm a music nerd, however I don't think it's worth the cost. The only connection of this location to Scott Joplin is his name on the records for having lived there. They have done a good job restoring the house and some of the information about the local geography is interesting, however I wouldn't recommend it to a friend. The coolest part was the player piano, you can listen to some Jopin tunes on their antique player piano. Save your $6/person :(

Gus L

4/18/2018

Great unknown gem. Gotta visit. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Mark Z

5/21/2018

This home rates low in historic value because of the somewhat forced association with renown Ragtime composer Scott Joplin. He rented this home for two years (1901-03) and it was thought he wrote "The Entertainer" here, for which there is little reliable evidence to support the assertion. Making note of this house is akin to saying "George Washington slept here." Joplin was an enormous contributor to American music, with Rag influencing almost all subsequent American music. But this house has little to do with it.

Ed M

5/21/2018

No food but a nice cafe to enjoy good music.

Janice L

6/23/2018

I really enjoyed it! The piano player was great and the player piano was very entertaining!

Parijata P

6/23/2018

Amazing. Well maintained. Need more markers, monuments, tributes to black history like this one.

N_____ R

7/25/2018

Cool history. But the best part was the live performance by the awesome pianist.

Sachi R

9/4/2018

Great visit. Very informative National Park guide gave a tour that was worth the ticket price. Expect to spend 90 minutes

Edwina K

9/4/2018

So much fun and very informative! Royce Martin at the end of the tour is not to be missed. Loved every minute of it

Robert R

11/4/2018

The place is in disrepair, the tour video was outdated from like 25 years ago and the guide had to correct info on the tape which confused guests, and they said they weren't even sure if Joplin lived in the house! At the end guests got to sit in a tiny hot room to listen to an automatic roll player piano, but they did not select any of Joplin's music.

glenn w

11/4/2018

Had a great visit and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Beth S

1/8/2019

FYI , tours are only available if they are group and by calling in advance from November- January. This information, which would have been really helpful to know when planning our trip, is not listed on their website or elsewhere on the web.

Andi M.

Stars_4

5/2/2015

This space is amazing. Although Mr Joplin only lived here a short time. It was indeed his home. Where he lived and created some most memorable music. The...read this and 11 more

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