Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Park Information

Stroll through the history of a once-bustling river town that’s now the serene village of Arrow Rock.  You’ll walk streets lined with the architecture of the historic “Boone’s Lick Country.” At Arrow Rock State Historic Site, you may wander into the historic J. Huston Tavern, which dates back to 1834 and provides a dining experience in the oldest continuously operating restaurant west of the Mississippi River. View displays of historic furnishings in the old kitchen and upstairs bedrooms. You can visit other historic buildings, such as the Old Courthouse and George Caleb Bingham's house. You can learn about the history of Arrow Rock and the "Boone's Lick Country" through exhibits and audio-visual presentations in the visitor center. The historic site is part of the larger Village of Arrow Rock, which features quaint stores and several antique shops.

Park Hours

Historic Site Grounds

  • 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily,year-round
  • Gates may be closed at 10 p.m.

J. Huston Tavern hours

The tavern is open before every Lyceum Theatre performance.  

Pre-Season Hours (April 6 through May 31)  
Lunch: Saturday and Sunday,  11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Regular Season Hours (June 1 through Sept. 30)  
Lunch: Wednesday through Sunday,  11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Dinner: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Every Saturday; Wednesday, if there is an evening Lyceum performance; Friday, if there is a matinee or evening Lyceum performance

Post-Season Hours (Oct. 1 through Nov. 30)  

Lunch: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Holiday Candlelight Dinners Saturday, Dec. 6 and 13, 5 – 7 p.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Before every Lyceum Theatre performance of "A Christmas Carol"
Dinner 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Before every Lyceum Theatre performance of "A Christmas Carol"

Visit the Lyceum Theatre at http://www.lyceumtheatre.org/ for show schedule.

Group Functions – 35 people or more

Reservations for lunch or dinner for groups of 35 or more may be arranged for any time between April 20 and Dec. 13. A group menu is available but specialized menu planning can be provided.

Visitor Center hours

Visitor Center

  • March 1 through May 31
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily
  • June 1 through Aug. 31
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • Sept. 1 through Nov. 30
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
    Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Dec. 1 through Feb. 28
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays
    Closed Monday through Thursday and Christmas and New Year's days

Historic Site Office

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, year-round (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days)
  • Please note there will be times when the office is temporarily closed while staff are working on the grounds.