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Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

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Park Information

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

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.

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Historic Site Grounds

  • April through October (On-Season)
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
    Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday

  • November through March (Off-Season)
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
    Closed Sunday and Monday

Hunter-Dawson House hours

Tours:

April through October (On-Season) 
Tuesday through Saturday: tours on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sunday: tours on the hour at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Monday: closed for tours 

November through March (Off-Season) 
Tuesday through Saturday: tours on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: closed for tours

Historic site is closed on New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

Site Office hours

(Tour times differ from office hours.)

April through October (On-Season)
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday

November through March (Off-Season)
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday