Interpretive Programs and Tours

at Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site


chair and coffee table inside the homeStep back in time and learn what life was like for one wealthy family in southeast Missouri. Tour the Hunter-Dawson home, a 15 room antebellum mansion completed in 1860. Containing much of the family's original furniture, the mansion illustrates the grand lifestyle once enjoyed by one of southeast Missouri's families. Guided tours lasting approximately one hour are offered. For those unable to climb stairs, a book with photographs is available for viewing.

Tour Times

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): $3
Child (Ages 0-5): Free*

Group Rates:

Adults (18 and older): $4
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2.50
Child (Ages 0-5): Free*

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

Interpretive Programs

Interpretive programs are offered at the historic site for schools and groups. Off-site outreach programs are also offered. Please call 573 748-5340 for more information or to schedule your group.

Special Events

Special events that reflect the heritage of the past are held. Christmas Candlelight Tours are held in December. Other events include an 1860s Children's Day, an 1860s Fashion Show and Civil War Boot Camp.