Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

Park Information

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

With a commanding view from atop a bluff, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is one of the best representations of early 20th Century sensibilities in the Midwest. Walk through the 31-room, 12,000-square-foot lodge built atop two natural caves by Sedalia lawyer John Homer Bothwell. You will marvel at the owner’s eclectic tastes and how a country gentlemen furnished a recreational lodge for himself and his friends. Most of the furnishings in the house are original. The property also has a 3-mile hiking and mountain biking trail.

Park Hours

Historic Site Grounds

8 a.m. to sunset, year-round

Bothwell Lodge hours

Tour Hours

Current Temporary Hours

  • Tours of the lodge are suspended through the off-season. The park office will also be closed through the off-season.

April through Sept. 15 (On-Season) 

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Thursday through Saturday (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)

Sept. 16 through March (Off-Season)
Tours are suspended through the 2020-2021 off-season.

Historic Site Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April 1 through Sept. 15
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Thursday through Saturday
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • Sept. 16 through March 31
    Closed for the 2020-2021 off-season