The Historic Daniel Boone Home
Bringing History to Life
The Historic 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 and 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.
In April 2016, The Historic Daniel Boone Home and surrounding property in Defiance was gifted to the people of St. Charles County by Lindenwood University. The home and property now is called The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park.
The nearly 300-acre site includes The Historic Daniel Boone Home, adjoining Village historic site, and surrounding property. The County continues to operate the Village complex, including the Boone Home, as a tourist site. The dozen buildings in the village originated from within 50 miles of the property. The general store, schoolhouse and grist mill offer a peek into life on the Missouri frontier.
The mission of the Boone Home and village is to provide a center that fully integrates learning on all education levels; preserves and protects the historical structures, collections and natural resources that comprise the facility; and interprets the early American frontier experience in Missouri as exemplified by the Boone family and their contemporaries.
Welcome Visitors! A Special Note About Home Tours and School Group Tours
We are happy to help visitors and area students learn about Daniel Boone, Missouri history and pioneer life throughout the year. 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, especially on weekday mornings, please call ahead of time to learn what we can offer. Self-guided tours of the village grounds are free, but there is a charge to tour The Historic Daniel Boone Home. We can't wait to show you around! Visit our Tours page or call the park at 636-798-2005 to learn more about Home and School Group Tour opportunities.
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.
For further questions, please call 636-949-7535 or email.