Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

Park Information

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 three-mile hiking and mountain biking trail.

Park Hours

Historic Site Grounds

8 a.m. to sunset, year-round

Bothwell Lodge hours

Tour Hours

April through Sept. 15 (On-Season) 

  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday, Thursday through Saturday
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday

Sept. 16 through March (Off-Season)

  • Sept. 16 through Dec. 14

    10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday through Saturday and holiday Mondays
    11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday

  • Dec. 15 through February
    Tours are available by appointment only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays. Visitors should call the site at 660-827-0510 to schedule a tour.

  • March
    10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday through Saturday and holiday Mondays
    11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday

  • Tours unavailable Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days

Historic Site Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

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

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • Sept. 16 through March 31
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and holiday Mondays
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Monday through Thursday
    Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years days