The village of Caledonia (population
in 2000 -158) is located in nearby Washington County (still within
the Arcadia Valley Region) and is a short drive from Nostalgic
Place. The village was founded in 1819 and is
named after the Roman Empire's Latin name for Scotland.
The Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery at Caledonia is the oldest
Protestant Cemetery in continuous use west of the Mississippi
River. When Thomas Flanders travelled to Caledonia in preparations
for its listing in the National Register of Historic Places, he
wrote "The houses, streetscapes, and landscapes they constructed
remain, in great measure unchanged, from the nineteenth century."
For more fascinating looks into the history of Caledonia
and the Cemetery, click here
Take a step back in time. Shop for antiques and explore Caledonia
while you're visiting us.
Annapolis & Centerville, MO
Take a scenic drive a short distance south from
Nostalgic Place and visit the Black River communities of Lesterville,
Annapolis and Centerville, the county seat of Reynolds County.
The three forks of the Black River rise virtually within the shadow
of the highest point in the state, Taum Sauk Mountain, and join
near Lesterville to flow quickly toward the lowest section of
the state. While in Lesterville, stop in for a brownie sundae
at the old fashioned Black
River Ice Cream Parlor. Donna Foster at the Ice Cream
Parlor is quite the historian and genealogy expert for Reynolds
County. You'll be able to view many old photographs at
the Parlor. These charming river towns are a nice side
trip from Nostalgic Place. The courthouse
in Centerville is one of the only courthouses in the state
that is over 100 years old.
Mill State Historic Site which was completed in 1908.
"A barn-red mill nestled among green trees beside blue waters
rolling over a rock dam create the colorful setting of one of
Missouri's most picturesque historic sites. Dillard Mill State
Historic Site interprets one of Missouri's best-preserved, water-powered
gristmills." Visiting the Mill is an educational side-trip
you'll want to make when you stay at Nostalgic Place.
Wineries - Take a tour of Missouri wine country
while you're here!
Westphalia Wines (from one of Missouri's premier vineyards) are now available for tasting at the Nostalgic Place. Read all about Westphalia Vineyards right here, and when you're visiting Mid-Missouri, be sure to call ahead to visit their vineyards.
Farmington, MO Winery
Let us arrange your visit to Twin
Oaks Vineyard and Winery in Farmington, Missouri. The
Hutson Family has spent years cultivating and maintaining their
180 acre farm, with 25 acres in vines. The made their dream
a reality by producing their own commercial wine in 2006.
Their tasting room sits in the middle of their vineyard, and is
a lovely spot to go for a relaxing afternoon where you can enjoy
their delicious wines or a glass of cold premium beer. You may
wish to tour the vineyards and take lunch under the 350-400 year
old Oak trees, for which their vineyard is named. The inviting
porch has a perfect view of the vines and the tranquil lake. Let
the sounds of the fountain wash over you as you savor the panoramic
view from the large patio. Enjoy live entertainment by fine area
musicians throughout the season. Yet again, another charming side
trip not far from Nostalgic Place.
photos from their website.
Park Hills, MO
Visit The St. Francois
Vinyard & Winery in Park Hills if you wish to experience
a deeper understanding of the "winemaker's experience".
You will learn about different varieties, growing and propagation.
Quality plantings, rooting and cuttings are available. Enjoy
hand crafted wines, and locally made cheese and sausage from their
tasting room or outdoor patio in a scenic vineyard setting.
Coffman, MO Wineries
Chaumette Vineyards & Winery - Chaumette is located
on 310 acres of lush meadows and quiet splendor. Enjoy the
sophisticated rural experience. View original art in the Gallerie
De Vins and take a tour of the Vineyard or Winery.
Charleville Vineyards - near Coffman in an area
historically known as “Clearwater”, overlooking the
Saline Creek Valley in nearby Ste. Genevieve County MO. This
is a family owned vineyard and is one of Missouri's newest wineries.
The property houses a tasting room and patio. You can sip their
fine wines in a rustic country setting high atop a hill overlooking
a panoramic view.
Crown Valley Winery - Located on 300 acres of
which 120 are vineyard. The architecture and interior of the
winery features hand-carved oak doors with reclaimed stained
glass, copper and wrought iron crafted by local artisans, leaf
stamped copper bars and church pews from the 1930’s. They
offer winery tours, tastings, a banquet facility, a deli, gift
shop, and indoor/outdoor seating.
Vineyard - Open year round this family owned winery derives
its name from the Saltpeter Cave, located on the property. The
tasting room offers the opportunity to sample wines and purchase
hand crafted quilts and products from local artisans. Share a
bottle of wine in the natural cave wine cellar or enjoy the tasting
room view overlooking the beautiful rolling hills.