Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

Activities

Park Information

State park and historic site day-use areas, lodging, campgrounds, boat ramps and trails, and will continue to operate under normal off-season hours. Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff, including the closure of visitor centers, nature centers, offices and museums. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here. A full list of temporary closures can be found here.

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

Temporary Hours June 1 - October 31

  • Tours
    Tuesday through Saturday - 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    Sunday - 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    Tour sizes will be limited.

Historic Site Grounds

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

Hunter-Dawson House hours

Tours:

April through October (On-Season)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Noon - 4 p.m., Sunday
Last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.

November through March (Off-Season)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
Last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.

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. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday
Noon - 4 p.m., Sunday

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