Welcome to the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center

Boone Home Chapel in Snow


The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center will be closed December 14, 2015 – March 7, 2016. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you in the spring!

Please note: If you are interested in booking field trips or group bookings for the spring, please call our office M - F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during our winter hours and someone will be available to assist you.

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.

Jamestown on the Missouri

Jamestown on the Missouri

Come experience the new exhibit now open at The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center!

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center 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 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is granted with the purchase of a self-guided tour or combination tour. Lindenwood University Faculty, Staff, and Students receive free admission with a Lindenwood I.D.

The exhibit is located in the Newton-Howell House at the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center.

For more information, please contact the site’s Curator, Kristine Madras - (636) 798-2005 or Kmadras@lindenwood.edu.

Lindenwood University Receives Grant from Trulaske

Lindenwood University’s Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center has announced a significant grant from the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation.

This gift will support the preservation of several buildings on the Boone Home site in Defiance, Mo. The preservation projects includes roofing, painting, and building repair and restoration. In addition, the grant will support the installation of wayside exhibitions (educational outdoor signs) throughout the site.

Click here for the full press release.

Pavillion Completion

View Pavilion Completion

Pavilion Completion

The Historic Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center is very pleased to announce the dedication of the pavilion on Sunday, May 17, 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: Closed for the Winter.

We will reopen March 7, 2016.

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