Daniel Boone Home

Daniel Boone Home

The adjoining Boonesfield Village is a collection of historic buildings from throughout Missouri that are being reconstructed to form a living history village and a center for the study of history, traditional arts, natural sciences and ethics. The Historic Daniel Boone Campus and Boonesfield Village are likely to impress visitors not only with the size of the home but also the scope of the village that is coming to life behind it. The village has expanded to include over a dozen other 19th-century structures, including a chapel and schoolhouse. The village is populated by interpreters in period dress, with more performers and artisans to come as the village grows. The Boone home, nearly 200 years old, is large even by today's standards. It rises four stories -- counting a kitchen and dining room in what might be considered a basement -- with limestone walls that are 2 1/2 feet thick. The home has seven fireplaces and a ballroom on the top floor.