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Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

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Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site preserves a now-vanished part of Missouri: The stately Bootheel mansion. Filled with original pieces and furnished in the style it was in during its heydays of the 1860s-1880s, the ornate mansion provides a history lesson in every corner. In fact, most of the original furnishing purchased by Amanda Hunter, the house's first owner (with her husband William) are still in the house.

Park Hours

Tours:

  • March through November
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
  • December through February
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

Park Office hours

  • March through November
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
    12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
    The historic site is closed Easter and Thanksgiving days.
  • December through February
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
    The historic site is closed Christmas and New Year's days.
As temperatures rise in the spring, it’s important to “be bear aware”. The American black bear population is increasing in Missouri and you may be fortunate enough to see one in their natural setting. Spring is the time when black bears emerge from their dens in search of food following the deep sleep of winter’s hibernation. The bear will forage for fruits, nuts, berries and other foods in the early spring. Their feeding habits will increase as food becomes more plentiful. Please remember that it’s important not to approach any wildlife you may see in our parks. Visit http://mostateparks.com/page/58934/be-bear-aware for 10 ways to safely share Missouri State Parks with this majestic creature and be bear aware.