“Bringing history to life”
The Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village features the home of the legendary hero, Daniel Boone. The four-story Georgian style mansion was built overlooking the Femme Osage Valley; today it looks down to the Boonefield Village, which is comprised of more than a dozen 19th century buildings that have been moved to the site. The village includes the school house; carpenter’s shop; grist mill; and the Old Peace Chapel. The site offers a glimpse into life on the Missouri frontier. Two guided, one-hour tours are offered: the Home; the Village. Cost (each tour): $7; ages 55+, $6; ages 4-11, $4. Combined guided tour: $12; ages 55+, $10; ages 4-11, $6. Self guided tours available. Special rates for groups of 10 or more. Operated and maintained by Lindenwood University. Closes one hour earlier during Central Standart Time. Closed: New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Not all buildings are handicap accessible.
I remember visiting this site as a kid and wanted to go back. I am a Daniel Boone fan and enjoy the history and the fact that folks once built homes, towns and so much out of the raw land. I am still impressed by the stamina the early Americans had, and am thankful for the sacrifices they made to truly conquer our rugged country. If you enjoy American history, you will enjoy this destination. My kids enjoyed it even though they prefer just watching the "movie" of history rather than walking it.
This is a bit out of the way unless you make an intentional trip, but the countryside ifs beautiful and the staff are very friendly. Be sure to ask them for directions to Daniel Boone's gravesite, which is disputed because Kentucky robbed his supposed grave after he was buried here !
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The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center
- Sun: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Mon - Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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