A St. Charles County destination that’s become a popular spot for visitors interested in learning more about American history will become part of the St. Charles County park system. Lindenwood has donated the Historic Daniel Boone Home and the 300-acre surrounding property, which includes the 66-acre Boonesfield Village historic site, to St. Charles County.
The Historic Daniel Boone Home, a four-story Georgian-style structure, was built by Daniel’s son, Nathan, with help by Daniel. The elder Boone spent his final years at the home and died there in 1820. More than 20 additional historic structures were later moved to the property to form Boonesfield Village, which gives visitors a glimpse into life in the early 1800s.
The new property, now named Lindenwood Park, increases the county park system and will provide more space for outdoor activities. St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann says the county hopes to expand current programming at the park, which includes tours, events and educational programs. Lindenwood University will continue to have access to the site for academic programs as well.
The Historic Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village are open for tours. One-hour guided tours are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children ages 4-11. Tours for Boonesfield Village are also $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children ages 4-11 and include the Old Peace Chapel and a one-room school house, gristmill, carpenter shop and general mercantile. Tours may be combined for $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children ages 4-11. Children 3 and under are free. Group tours are also available.
The Historic Daniel Boone Home has several upcoming events planned, including Home School Day Aug. 31, Pioneer Days Sept. 17-18, Spirits of the Past Oct. 22 and holiday Candlelight Tours Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-10. For more information about the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park, visit danielboonehome.com.