Victorian Home Museum


Group Tour, 2013Step back in time into upper class Belleville in the nineteenth century at the Victorian Home Museum.

Built in 1866 for Belleville businessman Morris Dobschutz, the Victorian Home Museum recreates life for a wealthy Belleville family in the Victorian era. See how upper class Bellvillians ate, slept, played, worked and lived over 100 years ago.

The house has passed through many hands through the years and was purchased by the STCCHS in 1963. After extensive renovations, it was opened to the public as a museum in 1968.

Featured rooms include:

  • Dining Room
  • Parlor
  • Library
  • Child’s Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom
  • The Richard “Pete” Kern Room – A room housing rotating exhibits on the history of St. Clair County.


Vdieo Tour

Join Louisa Dobschutz, the lady of the house, and Sophie Broom, the maid, for a new tour of our Victorian Home Museum.



Click on a photo to see it close up.