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Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

Park Information

With a commanding view from atop a bluff, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is one of the best representations of early 20th Century sensibilities in the Midwest. Walk through the 31-room, 12,000-square-foot lodge built atop two natural caves by Sedalia lawyer John Homer Bothwell. You will marvel at the owner’s eclectic tastes and how a country gentlemen furnished a recreational lodge for himself and his friends. Most of the furnishings in the house are original, and the property also has a three-mile hiking and mountain biking trail.

Park Hours

Historic Site Grounds

8 a.m. to sunset, year-round

Bothwell Lodge hours

Tour Hours
Summer Hours (On-Season)  

April 1 through Sept. 15

  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday, Thursday through Saturday (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday (last tour begins at 3 p.m.) No tours Tuesday and Wednesday
Winter Hours (Off-Season)

Sept. 16 through March 31

  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and holiday Mondays (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
    No tours Monday through Thursday

Historic Site Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April 1 through Sept. 15
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday, Thursday through Saturday
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • Sept. 16 through March 31
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and holiday Mondays
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Monday through Thursday