Welcome to the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park


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The Historic Daniel Boone Home and nearly 300 acres of surrounding property in Defiance was gifted to the people of St. Charles County by Lindenwood University in April 2016. Following the donation, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann announced the property would be named Lindenwood Park.

The site includes the Historic Daniel Boone Home, adjoining 66-acre Boonesfield Village historic site, and more than 200 acres of surrounding property. The County will continue to operate the Village complex, including the Boone home, as a tourist site. Stay tuned for more news about this exciting addition to the St. Charles County park system! For more information, please call 636-949-7535 or email parks@sccmo.org.


School Groups are Welcome!

We're happy to help area students learn about Daniel Boone, Missouri history, and pioneer life throughout the spring. However, this means that we are sometimes limited on what types of tours we can offer other visitors when our field trips are on site. If you are interested in visiting us this spring, especially on weekday mornings, please give us a call ahead of time to see what we can offer. We can't wait to show you around the Boone Home too!


Bringing History to Life...

Step into history at the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park. The 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 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.

As a gift from Lindenwood University, the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park is owned and operated by St. Charles County Parks. 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.


Jamestown on the Missouri


Jamestown on the Missouri

Come experience the new exhibit now open at the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park!

The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park presents Jamestown on the Missouri, an exhibit that examines the lives, customs, and traditions of people that called the Missouri frontier their home.

The exhibit is open daily to self-guiders from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is granted with the purchase of a self-guided tour or combination tour.

The exhibit is located in the Newton-Howell House at the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park.

For more information, please call 636-949-7535 or email parks@sccmo.org.




Pavillion Completion

View Pavilion Completion

Pavilion Completion

The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park dedicated the pavilion in May 2015. The pavilion is a welcome addition to the site at 5,130 square feet plus additional restrooms. It will function as a gathering area for school groups, special events, and other tour groups visiting the Boone Home. It will also serve as a covered area for those wishing to have lunch on site during inclement weather. The pavilion boasts a magnificent view of the historic village as well as four sets of beautifully crafted display cases designed and built by the Boone Home’s amazing volunteer carpenters! The display cases will be used as a rotating exhibit space for artifacts pertaining to Daniel Boone and the Missouri frontier in the early 1800s.


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Years Day





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