Welcome to the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center

Lindenwood University Receives Grant from Maritz

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center at Lindenwood University has received a $5,000 grant from Maritz. Grant funding will support educational programming at the Boone Home, which includes individual tours, hands-on activities for school and homeschool groups, educational presentations, educational events, summer camps, and youth opportunities. 

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Wetterau Collection (Lindenwood University Virtual Museum)

Lindenwood University is the proud recipient of the Wetterau Collection donated from the Ted Wetterau family. The collection includes 275 items which demonstrate the change and growth of the grocery store business since the late 19th century. View Wetterau Collection.



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.


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.

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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