1860s Children’s Day

10/14/2023 | Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site | New Madrid, MO

Children of all ages are invited to come out to Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 14, for 1860s Children’s Day. Children will have the opportunity to learn what life was like in the 1860s by participating in common chores and games of the time period, including washing clothes with a washboard, dipping candles, making rag dolls, walking on stilts, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, it will be canceled.

For more information, call the site at 573-748-5340.

Event Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is located at:

312 Dawson Road, New Madrid, MO | 573-748-5340

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs