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The Missouri State Museum is where visitors go to immerse themselves in the history of the Show-Me State. The museum houses an impressive collection of exhibits portraying the state's natural and cultural history. Museum staff provide tours of the Capitol and also manage Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, including the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery.

Park Hours

Missouri State Museum

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, year-round (except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Lohman Building hours

  • March 1 through Labor Day
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
  • Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through February
    Closed

Union Hotel hours

  • March 1 through Labor Day
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
  • Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through February
    Closed

State Capitol hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, year-round (except New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) 

Sometime between 1936 and 1938, the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution published “The Old Tavern; Book of Recipes,” which contained more than 700 recipes from DAR members and the J. Huston Tavern at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. The recipes offered a unique glimpse into our food culture during the early years of the 20th century. On page 36 is a recipe for buttermilk biscuits: “Add to ½ sifter of flour, 1 scant tsp. soda, ¼ tsp salt, 2 level tsp. baking powder. Sift into mixing bowl. Cut in with fork 2 heaping tbsp. lard, 1pt. buttermilk. Turn onto floured board, knead to soft dough, Roll 3/8 inch thick. Bake in greased pan in hot oven. 30 biscuits.” You can try the recipe itself or enjoy the fine food served today at the J. Huston Tavern, the oldest continually operating restaurant west of the Mississippi. For more information, visit http://www.mostateparks.com/park/arrow-rock-state-historic-site.