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 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tour sizes will be limited. The historic site is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is closed Sunday and Monday. 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.