Missouri Mines State Historic Site

Activities

Park Information

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

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

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

As of Friday, March 12, 2021, the historic site museum will reopen and operate through April under off-season hours. The on-season will resume Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Social distancing of 6 feet will be encouraged of visitors. Face coverings will be utilized by staff and encouraged of visitors. The museum will be open only to individuals, families and small groups (of 20 or fewer) with regular tour admission charges (cash, checks or credit).

Regular Hours

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.