Canceled: Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive

4/25/2020 to 4/26/2020 | Bollinger Mill State Historic Site | Burfordville, MO

Out of caution, park and site events and programs sponsored by Missouri State Parks are postponed or canceled now through April 30. We’re closely monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and its effect in Missouri. We’re sorry for any inconvenience; however, your safety is our top priority. 

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site cordially invites you to participate in the annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive on April 25 and April 26. Missouri State Parks will sponsor special activities at the historic site both days.

The Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive is an invitation from the rural communities of southeast Missouri to join them as they celebrate spring with good food, festivals, folk music, dancing, crafts, living history events, camping, scenic vistas and much more. At Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, visitors can enjoy the 19th century gristmill and the oldest covered bridge in the state of Missouri, the Burfordville Covered Bridge.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, visitors will have the opportunity to see all four floors of the mill on a free self-guided tour.

On Saturday, April 25, local folk band Back Porch Company will be performing in the mill from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

On Sunday, April 26, local folk band Barefoot on Sunday, will be performing in the mill from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Back Porch Company is an acoustic band that plays for the pleasure of making music together and sharing it with others. Members are Carla Anderson, Richard Johnson, Stuart Anderson, and Warren Anderson. Instruments include bass, accordion, recorder, guitar, banjo, ukulele, whistles, Appalachian dulcimer, harmonica, recorder, mandolin, hammered dulcimer and the bodhran.

Barefoot on Sunday is a folk band from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Members are Leon Book, Roanne Dean, David Giles, Steve Jordan and Terry Wright. Instruments include mandolin, guitar and dulcimer.

To get to the historic site, take Highway 34 to Highway OO to Highway HH in Cape Girardeau County. Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is located at 113 Bollinger Mill Road in Burfordville. For more information about the event, contact the historic site at 573-243-4591. 

Event Times:
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.
113 Bollinger Mill Road, Burfordville, MO | (573) 243-4591

Associated activities

  • Historic Site Tours