As of Monday, June 1, 2020, Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday; 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., on Sunday. Tour sizes will be limited.For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site preserves a now-vanished part of Missouri: the stately Bootheel mansion. Filled with original pieces purchased by the house's first owner and furnished in the style it was in during its heydays of the 1860s-1880s, the ornate mansion provides a history lesson in every corner. In fact, most of the original furnishing purchased by Amanda Hunter, the house's first owner (with her husband William), are still in the house.