If you want history to come to life, look no further than the White House Hotel in downtown Hermann, Missouri. Originally built in 1868, each aspect of the hotel has been carefully restored to its 1886 post-Civil War splendor. The building is open for viewing during tours, and the hotel offers overnight stays in limited and newly restored guest suites.
To visit the White House Hotel, book a tour in advance. A tour includes a guided introduction and self-guided exploration time. With 3 stories of rooms, bathrooms, an authentic hotel bar, grand ballroom and even a speak-easy that operated during Prohibition – there’s plenty to see, so plan on up to 90 minutes to soak up all the beautiful historic details. As you walk through the hotel you can read about all the different rooms’ history. Be sure to look for the secret entrances to the speak-easy during your visit! There are no hours of operation for tours, they are by appointment only and are $10 per person. Please note that due to the historic and antique nature of the building, there are no elevators and tours are recommended for ages 12+. Book a tour by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To stay at the hotel, you can view available rooms and book directly from the hotel’s website: www.thewhitehousehotel1868.com. Overnight stays include a personal tour, access to exploring all open rooms of the hotel throughout your stay, and unique Victorian-luxury suites with touches of modern comfort. All guest suites overlook the beautiful Missouri river and accompanying railroad.
Located in the National Historic District overlooking the Missouri River and built in 1868, the hotel is a three-story brick building with a two story wing containing 36 rooms. It is enhanced by the original cast iron balconies, carved stone keystones above the windows, ornate woodwork under the eaves and rising high above is the iron-railed Widows Walk.
Inside, the hotel boasts coved ceilings, some 16-foot high, arched hallways, 12″ thick brick walls, wrap-around full balconies overlooking 1st Street, and rooms authentically furnished in the pre-1900 period. The hotel’s original saloon, rightly named “The First and Last Stop Saloon” located at the front entrance, served all kinds of spirits throughout the hotel’s history. The hotel has a full basement, including its own well and wine cellar.
This site is dedicated to the historic preservation of this history-rich building located in the beautiful town of Hermann, Missouri.
You won’t regret your stop at the White House Hotel and once you take a trip back in time, you’ll take a little bit of 1886 back home in your mind and heart.
Leave a Reply