The Friends of Arrow Rock will no longer serve as the operator of the J. Huston Tavern for the opening of the 2024 season. Missouri State Parks thanks the Friends of Arrow Rock for its dedication to the preservation and operation of the J. Huston Tavern over the past five years, and looks forward to continued partnerships with the Friends of Arrow Rock on upcoming projects.
While dining reservations for the tavern are temporarily on hold for the 2024 season, Missouri State Parks anticipates the continued operation of the restaurant in the near future. For additional information, please contact Arrow Rock State Historic Site at 660-837-3330.
Stroll through the history of a once-bustling river town that’s now the serene village of Arrow Rock. You’ll walk streets lined with the architecture of the historic “Boone’s Lick Country.” At Arrow Rock State Historic Site, you may wander into the historic J. Huston Tavern, which dates back to 1834 and provides a dining experience in the oldest continuously operating restaurant west of the Mississippi River. View displays of historic furnishings in the old kitchen and upstairs bedrooms. You can visit other historic buildings, such as the Old Courthouse and George Caleb Bingham's house. You can learn about the history of Arrow Rock and the "Boone's Lick Country" through exhibits and audio-visual presentations in the visitor center. The historic site is part of the larger Village of Arrow Rock, which features quaint stores and several antique shops.