Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site


Park Information

As of August 13, 2020, there are no guided tours offered at the Benton Home indefinitely. The visitor center is open; however, visitors cannot enter the studio or house. As an alternate experience, a 15-minute video about Thomas Hart Benton and the house is available on demand. We apologize, but this is for the health and safety of everyone.
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Thomas Hart Benton's life is present in both his home and his paintings, and both are preserved at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site. A trip to the home and studio of the renowned painter, sculptor, lecturer and writer offers a glimpse into how the talented Benton lived and worked. Benton converted half of the carriage house into his art studio, which remains as he left it. Visitors can still see coffee cans full of paintbrushes, numerous paints, and a stretched canvas waiting to be transformed into another of his masterpieces. Thomas Hart Benton died in his studio in 1975. 

Park Hours


  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday and Thursday through Saturday
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
  • Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Closed New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas days

Historic Site Office hours

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Thursday through Sunday, year-round