Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Park Information

Stroll through the history of a once-bustling river town that’s now the serene village of Arrow Rock.  You’ll walk streets lined with the architecture of the historic “Boone’s Lick Country.” At Arrow Rock State Historic Site, you may wander into the historic J. Huston Tavern, which dates back to 1834 and provides a dining experience in the oldest continuously operating restaurant west of the Mississippi River. View displays of historic furnishings in the old kitchen and upstairs bedrooms. You can visit other historic buildings, such as the Old Courthouse and George Caleb Bingham's house. You can learn about the history of Arrow Rock and the "Boone's Lick Country" through exhibits and audio-visual presentations in the visitor center. The historic site is part of the larger Village of Arrow Rock, which features quaint stores and several antique shops.

Park Hours

Historic Site Grounds

  • 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily,year-round
  • Gates may be closed at 10 p.m.

J. Huston Tavern hours

The tavern is open before every Lyceum Theatre performance.  

2018 Hours

***The tavern is open before every Lyceum Theatre Performance.***

Pre-season Hours
Limited April and May Hours:

  • April 1 - Easter Buffet - reservations required (660-837-3200)
  • April 1- May 30 - Saturday and Sunday, Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • April 14 - Lyceum Performance

Regular Season Hours: June 1 - Sept. 30

  • Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday unless there is a Lyceum Theatre afternoon or evening performance

Post-Season Hours
Limited October Hours:

  • Oct. 26-28 - Lyceum Theatre Murder Mystery Weekend

Limited November Hours:

  • Nov. 3-4 - Weekend of Merchants Open House
  • Nov. 17 - Hanging of the Greens

Limited December Hours:

  • 11 a.m. - Before each Lyceum Theatre afternoon performance of A Christmas Carol
  • 4 p.m. - Before each Lyceum Theatre evening performance of A Christmas Carol

Visit the Lyceum Theatre at for show schedule.

Group Functions – 35 people or more

Reservations for lunch or dinner for groups of 35 or more may be arranged up to Dec. 23. A group menu is available but specialized menu planning can be provided.

Visitor Center hours

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  • March 1 through May 31
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily
  • June 1 through Aug. 31
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • Sept. 1 through Nov. 30
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
    Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Dec. 1 through Feb. 28
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays
    Closed Monday through Thursday and Christmas and New Year's days

Historic Site Office

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, year-round (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days)
  • Please note there will be times when the office is temporarily closed while staff are working on the grounds.