Picnic Area

at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site

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Relax or enjoy a picnic lunch in the historic site's small picnic area, which has seven tables available.

Picnic Shelter

A picnic shelter, which accommodates 50 people, can be reserved for $40. It has electricity with water and restrooms nearby. If not reserved, it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shelter Reservations

To reserve the shelter, contact the historic site to check for availability by calling 417-751-3266. If available, fill out the Shelter Reservation Application and mail it to the historic site for approval. Submission of this application does not guarantee reservation of the shelter.

two picnic tables end-to-end on a concrete pad a group using the picnic shelter

 

Park Hours

Coordinates

37.348345, -93.578627

Park Hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Beginning Friday, April 2, 2021, tours at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site will be available Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Guests will need to register for tours at the office walk-up window. Tours will be limited to groups of six unless from the same family. Face coverings are recommended and encouraged for visitors on guided tours. The site's virtual tour will remain in place for those wishing to social distance. A smartphone with web access is required to complete the virtual tour.   

Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead House hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)
April 1 through Oct. 31

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
  • The site is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Winter Hours (Off-Season)
November through March

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
  • The site is closed Monday through Thursday.

The historic site is closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through October
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Christmas and Easter days