Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site


Park Information

Thomas Hart Benton State Historic Site is open for the public. As of Monday, June 29, 2020, face coverings are required and other safety precautions and social distancing measures are in place. Guided tours are offered Thursday through Monday and are scheduled five times throughout the day, beginning on the hour at 10 a.m. (except Sunday), 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours will be limited to 5 people.
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Thomas Hart Benton's life is present in both his home and his paintings, and both are preserved at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site. A trip to the home and studio of the renowned painter, sculptor, lecturer and writer offers a glimpse into how the talented Benton lived and worked. Benton converted half of the carriage house into his art studio, which remains as he left it. Visitors can still see coffee cans full of paintbrushes, numerous paints, and a stretched canvas waiting to be transformed into another of his masterpieces. Thomas Hart Benton died in his studio in 1975. 

Park Hours


  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday and Thursday through Saturday
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
  • Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Closed New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas days

Historic Site Office hours

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Thursday through Sunday, year-round