Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site

Activities

Park Information

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

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Year-round:

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

Tours

Temporary Hours

Tours of the home and studio will resume on March 17, 2022, and will be limited to five visitors per tour due to the limited space in the home. Tours will begin at the following times:

  • Thursday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. start times
  • Monday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Tours can be reserved online on our reservation website or by visiting the site. For more information, contact the site at 816-931-5722.

Historic Site Office hours

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