Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Park Information

State park and historic site day-use areas, lodging, campgrounds, boat ramps and trails, and will continue to operate under normal off-season hours. Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff, including the closure of visitor centers, nature centers, offices and museums. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here. A full list of temporary closures 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

Guided tours are suspended from Nov. 30, 2020, through March 30 2021.

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