Historic Sites

For those who love local and regional history, St. Charles County Parks has several historic properties that include beautiful homes and more to tour! Please see the locations below.

For questions, please contact the St. Charles County Parks Department at 636-949-7535 or by email, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For updates on parks and weather conditions, call the Rainout Line at 636-707-0011 or view online.

SiteHistory and DetailsHours

Hays Home

Hays Home at Matson Hill Park - OPENING DECEMBER 2020
670 Matson Hill Rd.
Defiance, MO 63341

The beautiful 1830s stone home was built by Daniel Boone Hays, grandson of famous frontiersman Daniel Boone. When the home opens to the public at Matson Hill Park in 2020, it will feature museum-quality displays on the Hays and Boone families.Stay tuned for more information about hours and tours for the Hays Home when it opens in 2020.

Park Hours

Matson Hill Park opens at 7 a.m. and closes half an hour after sunset.
Heritage MuseumHeritage Museum
1630 Heritage Landing
St. Peters, MO 63303 

The Heritage Museum is situated within Heritage Park on two acres that is the trailhead for the regional Centennial Trail, which connects to the Katy Trail. The nearly 6,000 square foot museum is located on a site known to many as Kuhlmann's grove, which has been a popular recreation area for County residents for nearly 100 years.

The County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park offers free exhibits on local and state history.
Museum Hours
10 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday, and 12 p.m.–5 p.m., Sunday. Please see the park webpage for more information on the current exhibit.

  • At 6 p.m. Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve

boone home 033The Historic Daniel Boone Home
1868 Highway F
Defiance, MO 63341

The Historic Daniel Boone Home is on nearly 300 acres and nestled upon the rolling hills of Historic Missouri Wine country the Femme Osage Valley.

Today, the Boone Home overlooks the village, a simulated town comprised of more than a dozen 19th Century buildings. Each building originated from within 50 miles of the property. Buildings such as the general store, school house and grist mill offer a peek into life on the Missouri frontier. The village also features The Old Peace Chapel and The Grand Pavilion, which are popular venues for weddings.
Please see the Park Webpage for more information on tours and fees.

Park Hours

The park is open from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Tours start at 9 a.m. Monday - Saturday
  • Tours start at 12 p.m. Sunday
Winter Hours 

Dec. 16 - March 1:

During winter hours, the park is open, but guided tours are only available on the weekend from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day

Towne Park HomesteadTowne Park Homestead
100 Towne Park Dr.
Foristell, MO 63348 

This 109-acre park features a reconstructed 1800s historical homestead. Donated by the late Mrs. Betty Towne, the property was to be preserved and turned into a public park. For its efforts to restore the homestead, the Parks Department was recognized at the Missouri State Capital in Jefferson City by receiving the 2007 McReynolds Award from the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation.

The homestead will be open as scheduled for tours and special events involving living history performers. Volunteers will be needed to assist with demonstrations, re-enactments and more! Please contact the St. Charles County Parks Department at 636-949-7535, if interested.

Park Hours

Towne Park opens at 7 a.m. and closes half an hour after sunset.