Visit the CHI Museum at the LCMS International Center

Celebrate the history and heritage of our faith.  

Stand before a reproduction of the Castle Church doors on which Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses.  View a selection of Luther’s writings.  Walk among trunks and personal items like those of the Saxon immigrants, who played a central role in the founding of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).  See the personal effects of the Synod’s first president.  Learn about early mission work and the schools established to train workers for the church.


Open weekdays, 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM, except holidays


Suggested donation of $3 per person


The museum is self-guided
No reservations are required, but groups are encouraged to give advance notice (314-505-7900)


1333 S Kirkwood Rd.
St. Louis, MO  63122




State-of-the-art exhibits showcase five major periods in the history of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the second-largest Lutheran denomination in North America.

Luther and the Reformation
Learn the origins of the Lutheran church in mid-16th-century Europe with exhibits illustrating the life of Martin Luther.

Colonists and Missionaries to America
Trace the travels of the Saxon immigrants and missionaries to the United States who helped form the Synod in 1847.

Growth of a Synod
Experience the growth of the LCMS in the 19th century as the young church organized under its first president, C. F. W. Walther, to reach immigrants with the Word of God.

From Saint Louis to the World
See how since its founding near Saint Louis the church’s mission work has expanded domestically and internationally.

An Unchanging Message for a Changing World
Learn how the LCMS has worked to meet the challenges of proclaiming the Gospel in the 20th century and into the future through the use of new media, an expanding system of higher education, and outreach to all parts of society.


CHI Field Trip Guide
Museum Worksheet Student Gr. 3-6
Museum Worksheet Student Gr. 6-12

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