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Daniel Boone Home hosts Pioneer Days, Sept. 20-21

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center hosts Pioneer Days on Sept. 20–21.

The event begins both days at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (55 and older), and $6 for children (age 4-11).

Step back into the early 1800s and witness what life was like on the Missouri Frontier.

The site’s historic village will be transformed into a living history town filled with pioneer men and women carrying out their daily tasks. Visitors will be able to meet the town’s carpenter, potter, store clerk, blacksmith, schoolmarm and more. The Historic Daniel Boone Home will be open during the event and will feature Daniel Boone and his biographer John Filson.

Activities and special programs will also take place throughout the day, including period music, Lila the slave, historic surveying, cannon demonstrations, blacksmithing, pottery, Dutch oven cooking, and more.

Children are encouraged to stop by the “Children’s village”. Children activities will include tomahawk throwing, sack races, tug-of-war tournaments, pie-eating contests, hay mazes, candle dipping, and period games.

Located at 1868 Highway F in Defiance, Missouri, the Daniel Boone Home is the house in which the legendary explorer and frontiersman, Daniel Boone, spent his final years. The four-story Georgian-style th home was built overlooking the Femme Osage Valley. The adjoining village contains over a dozen other 19 century building that have been moved from the surrounding area and are used to represent town life on the frontier. Lindenwood University uses the site to educate both visitors and students about the importance of Daniel Boone, his family, and the time period in which he lived.

For additional information contact Patricia Fulhorst at or visit our website at

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