Interpretive Programs and Tours

at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

grinding stone inside the mill

a man holds a small child so that he can see out the window of the mill

Out of caution, all planned group tours or school groups, including tours at the Missouri state Capitol, are suspended in order to avoid large congregations of people in confined areas. In addition, all indoor guided tours, including tours of historic buildings and caves, are suspended. Visitor centers, museums and nature centers remain closed until further notice.

Through exhibits, you can learn about how the process of milling has changed over the years and how those changes affected the mill.

During the winter of 2000, new exhibits and lighting were installed throughout the mill. The exhibits are designed to withstand the temperature and humidity extremes in the mill and even the flooding that sometimes affects the first floor.

Special events are held which reflect the heritage of the past. The Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive takes place in April. The mill becomes the site for music and special tours. There are two special folk music concerts held in June and September, and a Halloween storytelling around a bonfire takes place in October.

Tours

Tours are given on demand during operational hours. Tours are temporarily suspended.

Tour Fees:

Fees include tax. Qualified tax-exempt organizations MUST provide a copy of a tax exempt certificate at the time of payment.

Adults (18 and older): $5
Youth (Ages 6-17): $4
Child (Ages 0-5): Free*

Group Rates:

Adults (18 and older): $4
Youth (Ages 6-17): $3
Child (Ages 0-5): Free*

*Children under the age of 6 are admitted free with a paid adult.

two girls playing checkers on top of a barrel

a girl shows off the scarecrow she made at an event mill machinery inside the mill