Missouri Mines State Historic Site

Activities

Park Information

Lead has been big business in the eastern Ozarks since about 1720. Come explore its history – and see the processing plant of the former St. Joe Lead Company – in the heart of the Old Lead Belt at Missouri Mines State Historic Site. The mine’s former powerhouse has been turned into a museum that interprets the area’s lead mining history, displays actual machinery from the mines and houses one of the Midwest's finest mineral collections.

Park Hours

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

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through October
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    Noon to 6 p.m., Sunday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday
  • December through March
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
    Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday

Groups (15+ people) can schedule tours in advance for any day of the week.

The historic site is closed New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas days.