The Boone home sits in what is now Missouri wine country, overlooking the Femme Osage Valley. This beautiful setting illustrates the adventures and struggles of life in the early 1800’s.
Most people come for the Daniel Boone home tour, but don’t miss the Boonefield Village tour. Don’t forget to bring your cameras.
The Daniel Boone Home, a four-story Georgian style mansion looks down to the Boonefield Village. The village includes the school house, carpenter’s shop, grist mill and the Old Peace Chapel. Each building has been moved to the site from within 50 miles of the local area. The site offers a glimpse into life on the Missouri frontier.
The mission of the site is to provide a center for education, 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.
Take a tour at the Daniel Boone Home and Boonefield Village. Journey back to another time and relive the adventures, dangers, and joyous events of the famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone. Visit the home where he lived his remaining years and discover the man behind the legend.
On the tour, a guide explains that Missouri provided the Boone family with the essentials needed to survive: farmable land that was rich with trees and plants, a natural water source, and plenty of game to hunt for food. All essentials to living in frontier country.
The Daniel Boone Home provides guided tours at the beginning of each hour. A 15-minute video on the life of Daniel Boone is played in the theater before each tour. There is a one hour Boone home tour and a one hour Boonefield village tour. Also, get a discount if you take both the Daniel Boone Home and the village. If time is short, take the self-guided tour.
The Old Peace Chapel was brought to the Daniel Boone Site in 1983. It is the centerpiece to the Boonefield Village. Guests not only enjoy the craftsmanship and detail of the church, but also love the sound of the pipe organ playing from the overhead balcony.
Want to be married in this historical chapel? Call 636-798-2005 or email PeaceChapel@lindenwood.edu.
Details – Daniel Boone Home & Boonesfield Village
1868 Highway F, Defiance, MO 63341
Located on MO-F, 5 miles west of the intersection of MO-F and MO-94. The intersection is approximately 1 1/2 miles east of Defiance and 7 1/2 miles southwest of I-64.
Open daily, October 1 – May 31, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and June 1 – September 30 open 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on certain holidays including New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Discounts for Lindenwood faculty, staff, and students, Military, and AAA.
The Daniel Boone Home and Boonefield Village are owned and operated by Lindenwood University.
Defiance is thirty-five miles west of St. Louis, Missouri.
More Daniel Boone sights:
There is also Daniel Boone Homestead (DBH) is a historical site in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
Knox County Kentucky’s Daniel Boone Festival in downtown Barbourville, KY.