Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

Park Information

Explore a piece of America’s military history at Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site and learn about the experiences that molded a Laclede country boy into one of the nation’s legendary generals. Pershing and his family moved into the nine-room Gothic-style house in Laclede when he was six. Prairie Mound School, where Pershing taught prior to his admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is also on the site and includes a unique exhibit that allows visitors to pass through many of the same doorways Pershing passed through on his journeys from Missouri to Mexico and France.

Park Hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

April through September
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
(closed Sunday and Monday)

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

October through March
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
(closed Sunday and Monday)

Prairie Mound School hours

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, year-round
(closed Sunday and Monday)

Site Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

April through September
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
(closed Sunday and Monday)

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

October through March
8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
(closed Sunday and Monday)