The other day I told you about Beckemeier Conservation Area and today I’m here to show you Faust Park. They are just down the road from each other and I visited them both the same day. While at Faust Park I went to the Historic Village and Thornhill, as well as hiked the Governor Bates Trail. Also at the park that I did not visit are the Butterfly House and St. Louis Carousel.
Pardon all of the photos. I was playing with our new camera.
One more thing, all of the historic buildings in the park were closed. They’re only open at certain times of the year for tours.
The Historic Village at Faust Park is where some rescued old buildings from around St. Louis County now live. When you first enter the Historic Village you see these outbuildings and this split rail fence.
This is a blacksmith shop that is being reconstructed in the park.
I really like the look of this house. My dad’s cousin and his wife lived in it after they were married. It belonged to her family.
Lots of flowers in the Historic Village.
A log cabin.
Another nice house.
They call this a doctor’s garden. It made me think of Claire in the Outlander books.
A school house.
Another building being reconstructed but no sign stating what it is.
This house belonged to my great great grandmother’s brother.
Then there was this butterfly that let me take a bunch of photos of it.
Then I walked over to Thornhill, which is were the second governor of Missouri lived for awhile.
Down this gravel drive.
Under some big trees.
Past some outbuildings.
Here it is.
The back of it.
Then I continued behind the house past this building.
To the Governor Bates Trail, which is 1.1 miles long through a wooded area.
Then you emerge out of the woods and see this.
I walked past this and continued for awhile along a park road to a sidewalk that took me back to where I started at the Historic Village.
That’s my trip to Faust Park in a nutshell with a lot of photos. I enjoy being among the old buildings. I really need to make it there when they’re open so I can get a good look inside instead of trying to peek in the windows.
By the way, my cold is still hanging on. Much better but a bit of a cough is still lingering. At least this time it didn’t involve cracking a rib or pulling a muscle.