Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, New Madrid

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The Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is a state-owned property in New Madrid, Missouri, maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a historic house museum and state historic site. The Hunter-Dawson House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
The 15-room house with nine fireplaces was built in 1860 by William and Amanda Hunter, local store owners. Their daughter Ella and her husband William Dawson inherited it in 1876. It remained in the family until 1958, and was purchased by the city in 1966 before being donated to the state. The museum retains much of the original furniture.
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  • My friend and I had a personal tour by not one, but TWO, tour guides. A scheduling error absolutely worked in our favor. Kate, assisted by Matt, was knowledgeable, kind, and passionate about sharing t...  more »
  • William Hunter and his wife Amanda Watson Hunter had established themselves as prominent merchants in the New Madrid areas. The Area was a thriving river port at the time and the Hunters were very suc...  more »
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  • My friend and I had a personal tour by not one, but TWO tour guides. A scheduling error absolutely worked in our favor. Kate, assisted by Matt, was knowledgeable, kind, and passionate about sharing the history of the Hunter-Dawson home. The home was beautiful with many original pieces and wonderful restorations. Well worth $5!
  • If you enjoy museums and historical homes, you will enjoy a visit to Hunter-Dawson. My family and I went on a Saturday. We were the only people there. Crystal was our personal docent. She did a wonderful job! The house and acreage have been beautifully maintained. If you can catch one of their candlelight , it would be well worth your time.

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