Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

Activities

Park Information

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

Site Office Hours: (Tour times differ from office hours.)

  • March through November
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
    12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
    The historic site is closed Easter and Thanksgiving days.
  • December through February
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
    The historic site is closed Christmas and New Year's days.

Hunter-Dawson House hours

Tours:
  • March through November
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday (last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.)
    12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday (last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.)
  • December through February
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.)