St. Charles County Parks continues to bring history to life at The Historic Daniel Boone Home in Defiance! The National Register of Historic Places and is a popular attraction for guests of all ages to visit year-round.
Nestled upon the rolling hills of Missouri Historic Wine Country and overlooking the Femme Osage Valley, this beautiful setting represents life in the early 1800s and brings the legacy of Daniel Boone to life. Journey back to another time and relive the adventures, dangers, and joyous events of the famous American longhunter and pioneer, Daniel Boone. Visit the home where he lived in his last years and learn the history of this legendary folk hero.
The nearly 300 acre site includes the historic home, adjoining historic village grounds, and surrounding property. St. Charles County continues to operate the historic park as a tourist site. The village is comprised of 16 buildings that have been moved to the property from within 50 miles of the site. Each building dates back to the 1800s. The general store, schoolhouse and grist mill offer a peek into life on the Missouri frontier. Collectively, the buildings represent a pioneer village of that time period.
Guided tours of The Historic Daniel Boone Home are available during park hours. 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 and Recreation Department at 636-949-7535. Tours include a guided tour of three-level home. In addition to the Home tour, guests may request an extended tour of the property to view three to five buildings in the village at no extra cost. The village tour is dependent on staff availability. Village buildings typically are open only during special events
There is no admission fee to enter the park grounds or the village grounds. Guests may stop by any time during park hours to take a self-guided tour of the outside of the Boone Home and village buildings onsite.
While you’re visiting, don’t forget to stop by the gift shop and purchase a treasured memento to take home. And ask us about reserving the Old Peace Chapel and The Grand Pavilion for your wedding or next family event. The historic park also hosts a variety of events and school field trips throughout the year.
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.