Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site


Park Information

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

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

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

For the health and safety of everyone, effective Aug. 5, 2021, there will be no guided tours available at the Benton Home. The visitor center will still be open, but public access to the inside of the studio and house will be prohibited. As an alternate experience, a 10-minute video about Thomas Hart Benton and the house will be available. The visitor center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Monday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Regular Hours


  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Thursday through Saturday
  • 11 a.m. to 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