Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, Ash Grove

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#85 of 117 in Historic Sites in Missouri
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, located two miles north of Ash Grove, Missouri, is a state-owned property that preserves the home built in 1837 by Nathan Boone, the youngest child of Daniel Boone. The Nathan Boone House, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, is a ​1 1⁄2-story "classic" saddle-bag pioneer log house, constructed of hand-hewn oak log walls that rest on a stone foundation. Established in 1991, the historic site offers an interpretive trail plus tours of the home and cemetery.
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  • First of all, this a great visit if you have the time to wander there. Not a lot to do. They don’t have a visitor center. But the new signage and information kiosks are fantastic. Nathan and Olive...  more »
  • This small historic site is easily accessible and very interesting. The staff at the visitors building were knowledgeable and helpful. If you tour the site on your own, there is no admission fee...  more »
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  • Gorgeous place that is very peaceful to walk. It contains a lot of history and you can even see the house where Nathan Boone lived. It is a very scenic and quiet walk with many long paths and private tours are available.
  • Worth the trip! This historic site offers a good amount of "extras" including guided tours and souvenirs, 6 bathrooms, multiple park benches, a concrete floor open air pavillion with lots of picnic style seating, drinking fountains, and close to 4 miles of trails. Be aware, in order to get inside the "mansion" you have to pay for the guided tour. But it's easy to just peek into the windows. The trails vary. A bit is paved, some is gravel and most is grass that winds through pasture/field/cleared forest so there are inclines and muddy areas due to the creeks, springs and pond. Seeing and learning about the two gravesite gave us the most insight to the area and history.

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