Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site

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.

Nathan Boone was a genuine Missouri icon – a hunter, soldier, surveyor and businessman. Boone carried his father’s name – he was the youngest son of Daniel Boone – deep into the Missouri wilderness. His wife, Olive, was the resourceful caretaker of the homestead. She played a vital role in her family's survival on the frontier and allowed Nathan to lead the adventurous lifestyle for which he is known.

The Boones’ last home, preserved at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site, is now a place to travel back to the 1830s. Come explore the Boone home and the cemeteries associated with it, and learn more about one of the families that defined early Missouri.

Park Hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Beginning Friday, April 2, 2021, tours at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site will be available Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Guests will need to register for tours at the office walk-up window. Tours will be limited to groups of six unless from the same family. Face coverings are recommended and encouraged for visitors on guided tours. The site's virtual tour will remain in place for those wishing to social distance. A smartphone with web access is required to complete the virtual tour.   

Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead House hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)
April 1 through Oct. 31

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
  • The site is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Winter Hours (Off-Season)
November through March

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
  • The site is closed Monday through Thursday.

The historic site is closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through October
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Christmas and Easter days