Visit the International Center

Headquarters of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod  |  St. Louis

  • International Center
  • International Center
  • International Center
  • International Center
  • International Center

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod invites members and guests to visit the International Center.

Our headquarters in suburban St. Louis, Mo., are open for free tours weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., except holidays.

Guests may tour the International Center, and visitors may attend chapel, see the KFUO Radio station and go through the Concordia Historical Institute Museum.

Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase in our Mission Grille cafeteria.

Reservations are encouraged. Please complete the online reservation form before you visit so we may plan for your arrival.

The International Center is ADA-compliant.

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The International Center is open Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Building: 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Tours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cafeteria: 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Concordia Historical Institute Museum: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (suggested donation of $3 per person)



The LCMS International Center is located in southwest St. Louis County near the intersection of Interstate 270 and Interstate 44 and across from the “Kirkwood Commons” shopping center.

From Kirkwood Road, enter the International Center’s driveway (marked by a large blue and red metal sculpture) and proceed up the hill.

Visitor parking is located on the right side of the street. Fronted by a lake where swans “Martin” and “Katie” take residence, the International Center is the four-story granite and glass building on the left.

To find handicapped parking, continue driving past the main entrance and make a left turn at the first stop sign.

Once parked, follow the sidewalk past the flagpoles to the main entrance, where a receptionist at the front desk will assist you.



Use the map below to create directions from your location to the International Center, and you may also enter the LCMS address on your preferred GPS system.

1333 S. Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, MO 63123

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