Main Menu

Missouri Mines State Historic Site


Park Information

Lead has been big business in the eastern Ozarks since about 1720. Come explore its history – and see the processing plant of the former St. Joe Lead Co. – in the heart of the Old Lead Belt at Missouri Mines State Historic Site. The mine’s former powerhouse has been turned into a museum that interprets the area’s lead mining history, displays actual machinery from the mines, and houses one of the Midwest's finest mineral collections.

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and site buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Summer Hours (On-Season) 

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday 

Winter Hours (Off-Season) 

  • November 
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday 
    Closed Monday and Tuesday 
  • December through March 
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 

Groups of 15 or more people can schedule tours in advance for any day of the week.