The Historic Daniel Boone Home
About the Park
The Historic Daniel Boone Home site, located at 1868 Hwy. F, Defiance, features historic, reconstructed 19th century village and gift shop. The Park Department acquired the property in 2016 from Lindenwood University and officially renamed the park Lindenwood Park.
Visitors are welcome to walk the grounds of the park for free. Following are the rates for guided tours of the Daniel Boone Home.
- Adult - $8
- Senior (60+) - $6
- Child (age 5–12) - $5
- Active/Retired Military and Children 4 and under are free
- As a courtesy, admission is free for bus drivers with registered tours
Visitors will learn about the Boone Family and the many sides of Missouri’s territorial era history, including lifeways, American Indian History, Black History and more. Guided tours are available for a fee during park hours. Tours last approximately one hour and go through three floors of the Boone Home. The site also offers tours of the village, living history programs, and artisan demonstrations seasonally throughout the year. Call to see what’s on this week! Groups of 10 or more wanting to tour the Home should make a reservation at least two weeks in advance by calling the St. Charles County Parks Department at 636-949-7535.
The Historic Daniel Boone Home encourages all people to come and visit this historic site. Due to the age of the buildings and the need to preserve them, not all buildings have been modified and made wheelchair accessible. At this point in time, The Historic Daniel Boone Home is only partially wheelchair accessible.
For tours to the Boone Home, the main floor and lower level are accessible by wheelchair. However, the third level is only accessed by stairs. For tours of the village, all pathways are gravel. Most of the buildings do have one to two stairs leading into the building.
The Grand Pavilion
The Grand Pavilion is an elegant outdoor venue made of stone that features a large wood-burning fireplace, wood beam ceiling and magnificent views of the historic village. The pavilion can accommodate up to 200 people. For more information or to make a reservation, call The Historic Daniel Boone Home at 636-798-2237.
Old Peace Chapel
The Old Peace Chapel was built in New Melle in the 1800s and originally was a general store and dance hall. At the turn of the century, the building was purchased by a German Evangelical congregation and remodeled into a church. The church was moved to the Daniel Boone site in 1983. Today, it is the centerpiece of the village. Guests not only enjoy the craftsmanship and detail of the church, but also the sound of the pipe organ playing from the overhead balcony.
This special venue may be reserved for may be reserved for four-hour increments between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. The reservation time includes access to the site for rehearsal, ceremony, use of bride and groom chambers, and setup and cleanup. An organ and keyboard are available during rental use, but the organist/pianist is not included. The church can seat up to 100-125 guests comfortably.
The Old Peace Chapel is available for viewing by appointment only. For more information or to make a reservation, call The Historic Daniel Boone Home at 636-798-2237.