World Chess Hall of Fame

History Museum
4652 Maryland Ave
St Louis, MO 63108


  • The King piece at the World Chess Hall of Fame measures over 14 feet tall with a 6 foot diameter base. Certified as the world's largest chess piece by Guinness on April 24, 2012. Checkmate.
  • A ver large chess piece!
  • Definitely not your usual "Hall of Fame" or "museum" experience, to say the least. But an interesting place nonetheless. Check it out, fellow STLers.
  • I love this place. Not only do they have a great little store Q Bout!que & Queen with In exhibit but also chess. Lets used our brains! This is a must do in CWE
  • Amazing exhibits, and a pretty awesome gift shop as well!
  • Free and super interesting! The special exhibit at the time was M.C. Escher and the third floor is all world/US chess!
  • Great Alexander McQueen exhibit.
  • Central West End Window Walk Decoration
  • Great exhibits for anyone who likes art, history or chess. Family friendly. Great boutique gift shop featuring locally crafted jewelry and unique gifts.

Nearby places

4656 Maryland Ave
1 Fine Arts Dr (at Valley Dr.)
4659 Maryland Ave (Euclid Ave.)