Rock Swap

6/8/2024 to 6/9/2024 | Missouri Mines State Historic Site | Park Hills, MO

Missouri Mines State Historic Site welcomes the public for the annual rock swap! The public will have the opportunity to buy; sell; swap; or admire rocks, mineral specimens, fossils, rock jewelry and rock art at this event on the grounds of Missouri Mines State Historic Site. This event is open to the public, and admission is free.

During the event, there will be free admission to the historic site museum for self-guided tours. The museum interprets Missouri's mining history and displays restored old mining machinery and an outstanding mineral collection.

Each day of the event, there will be free guided tours offered as well. These tours will be limited to 20 participants. Those who want to take part will need to sign up at the Missouri State Parks booth at the event, beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the tour. No reservations will be taken prior to the day of the tour or by phone.

The tour schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 8

  • Guided interpretive trail tour – 10 a.m.
  • Guided interpretive trail tour – noon
  • Guided museum tour – 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 9

  • Guided interpretive trail tour – 10 a.m.
  • Guided museum tour – noon

Rock hobbyists and vendors wishing to set up a booth must complete an application. Booth spots are free, but are limited and must be reserved in advance. All booth spots will be outdoors in an open area, approximately 15 by 15 feet. There will be no electricity or amenities provided at booth spots – vendors will need to bring their own tables, chairs, and shade tents if desired.

For an application or more information about this event, contact the historic site office at 573-431-6226.

Event times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Missouri Mines State Historic Site is located at:

4000 State Highway 32, P.O. Box 492, Park Hills, MO | 573-431-6226

Associated activities

  • Historic Site Tours
  • Interpretive Programs