Welcome to the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center

School Season's Here!

Due to the large school groups visiting our site, there will be times when regularly scheduled tours cannot be offered. We recommend calling ahead to avoid disappointment. We appreciate your patience as we introduce America's youth to the legacy of Daniel Boone.

Bringing History to Life...

Step into history at the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center. The Daniel Boone Home is nestled upon the rolling hills of wine country and overlooks the Femme Osage Valley. This beautiful setting represents life in the early 1800s from its adventures to its lifelong struggles. The Boone Home brings the legacy of Daniel Boone to life. Within the thick limestone walls, stories of a daring man offer a glimpse into family matters, risky adventures, and hard-fought battles.

Today the Daniel Boone Home overlooks the village which is a simulated town comprised of over a dozen 19th century buildings. Each building has been moved to the site from within 50 miles of the local area. Buildings such as the general store, school house, and grist mill offer a peek into life on the Missouri frontier.

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center is owned and operated by Lindenwood University. The site’s mission is to provide a center for fully integrated learning on all education levels; to preserve and protect the historic structures, collections, and natural resources that comprise the facility; and to interpret the early American frontier experience in Missouri as exemplified by the Boone family and their contemporaries.

Journey West - April 25

Boone's Pioneer Summer Camp - June 8-12

Lindenwood University Receives Grant from Trulaske

Lindenwood University’s Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center has announced a significant grant from the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation.

This gift will support the preservation of several buildings on the Boone Home site in Defiance, Mo. The preservation projects includes roofing, painting, and building repair and restoration. In addition, the grant will support the installation of wayside exhibitions (educational outdoor signs) throughout the site.

Click here for the full press release.

Pavillion Sketch

View Pavilion Sketch

Pavilion Construction Underway

Please pardon our construction during the next few months as we build our new Welcome Pavilion at the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center. The Pavilion will be a great addition for the many school groups, tours, and individual families that visit our site. During construction, some tours may be altered slightly to ensure the safety of all of our guests. The Historic Daniel Boone Home will operate normal business hours during construction.

Hours of Operation: Open Daily

Oct. 1 - May 31: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 1 - Sept. 30: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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