Glen Carbon

Approximately 20 minutes from Downtown St. Louis, Glen Carbon is a pleasant, picturesque community with rich historical roots and a vision for progress.

The town was founded in 1892 as one of the first permanent settlements in Madison County. Named Glen Carbon in honor of its coal mining heritage, it was a popular hub for settlers to the area. The railroad operated in the town until 2000 and was also a central feature of the town's character and economy. Today, Glen Carbon has over 300 businesses that call it home. With sought-after residential neighborhoods, exceptional schools, shopping, dining, and recreation, Glen Carbon was named by CNN Money as one of the top 100 places to live in the US.

When you are in town, visit the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum housed in a 1914 school building on the National Historic Registry. Or visit the 1850s Yanda Cabin to learn about some of Glen Carbon's earliest residents.

More information is available at 618-288-7271 or by emailing

Museum Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cabin Hours of Operation: The third Saturday of the month April - October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Events in Glen Carbon

Sprinkled throughout the year, the Village of Glen Carbon hosts a variety of events at their local award-winning library, unique businesses and dining establishments. Two popular larger events include Glen Carbon Homecoming on Father’s Day Weekend, with food, rides, music and more as well as the Glenfest musical extravaganza in the fall held at Miner’s Park.

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