As of Monday, June 1, 2020, Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and Sunday 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tour sizes will be limited.For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site preserves a now-vanished part of Missouri: the stately Bootheel mansion. Filled with original pieces purchased by the house's first owner and furnished in the style it was in during its heydays of the 1860s-1880s, the ornate mansion provides a history lesson in every corner. In fact, most of the original furnishing purchased by Amanda Hunter, the house's first owner (with her husband William), are still in the house.