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Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

312 Dawson Rd, New Madrid, MO 63869-1302
+1 573-748-5340
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The jewel of New Madrid

A lovely period home with original furnishings. You can picture what life may have been like in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vikki K
San Diego, California
If you are into 19th century houses.

We were interested, but it is a pretty typical 19th century proper house. If you plan to spend the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matthew C
New Boston, Michigan, United States
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Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site preserves a now-vanished part of Missouri: The stately Bootheel mansion. Filled with original pieces 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.
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312 Dawson Rd, New Madrid, MO 63869-1302
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely period home with original furnishings. You can picture what life may have been like in 1865 Missouri, The home stayed in the family for multiple generations and no one "remodeled" and ruined it!! I am a real estate Broker and it is rare...More

Thank Vikki K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were interested, but it is a pretty typical 19th century proper house. If you plan to spend the day in New Madrid, include it.

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was a wonderful home containing most of the original furnishings, all are well kept. I'm not sure how busy they normally are, but we were the only ones touring the home at this time, and the guide did an excellent job at showing us...More

1  Thank bardaisy
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The Hunter-Dawson Home is a must see if you visit New Madrid. It has a large collection of Mitchell and Rammelsberg furniture that was purchased by the original owners of the home. It was lived in for nearly 100 years by the Hunter-Dawson family and...More

Thank Lydia F
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The park ranger who gave us our 45 minute tour ($5) did a nice job. The house is beautiful and has 85% of the original furnishings. Interesting history of home and beautiful grounds surrounding house. We are traveling the state to visit all 88 parks...More

1  Thank BeachcomberMissouri
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The home has been well kept over all these years. It is a reminder of the history there. It is an amazing home to view and hear the history.

Thank Crystal T
Reviewed 11 May 2016

As a local, I have been to the Hunter Dawson Home many times. It is still an interesting place to visit and it was especially interesting to see it through my granddaughter's eyes as this was her first visit.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 15 December 2015

There aren't many attractions in Southeast Missouri that compare to the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site. The house is absolutely beautiful and the collection of the family furniture is unlike anything I've ever seen. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank CMcWaters
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I always love going here. I was honored to escort my art classes and club there before I retired and could not wait to do a personal visit for the Christmas tour! The tour guides went above and beyond for our group, dressed in period...More

Thank SoutheatSandra
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I have only been to the house during the candlelight tours at Christmas time and I keep going back, year after year. History has been very well preserved and the Christmas decorations are true to the time period, except the white lights on the trees,...More

1  Thank h_blond2
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6 July 2015|
Response from SoutheatSandra |
It is $5 for adults and $3 for children over 6 at this time. 8/23/15