As of Friday, June 12, 2020, Missouri Mines State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The museum will be open to individuals, families and small groups – no scheduled group tours. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
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.