Pioneer actor

The Historic Daniel Boone Home hosts several special events throughout the year. Each event brings to life a different aspect of history by telling the stories of the people and the time. Check the Parks progam calendar for current dates and registration details. For more information on these events, please call 636-949-7535 or email Parks.

Monthly Programs

Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave

Visit with "Lila" and learn about slavery on the Missouri frontier. "Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave" is performed by Angela da Silva at 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. Monthly schedule varies.

A Visit with Daniel and Rebecca Boone

When you purchase a guided tour of The Historic Daniel Boone Home on select Saturdays, you'll also be able to meet Daniel and Rebecca Boone. Daniel and Rebecca’s life together was filled with joy, happiness, hardship, and tragedy, yet they survived and persevered as partners for 56 years. Daniel will have a collection of original antique weapons and accoutrements from the French & Indian War, and the Revolutionary War. The famous historic duo is portrayed by long-time volunteers of the site, Colonel Robert Pecoraro and Shirley Pecoraro. They will both be dressed in period correct clothing. Don't miss the chance to bring your children to this program to hear true adventure stories about the Boone family and be able to see antiques up close, not behind a glass case.

Annual Events

Spirits of the Past

Life in the early 1800s was filled with superstition and uncertainty. As night descends, walk the lantern-lit paths and explore a pioneer village where doubt lurks in the shadows.Listen to murder ballads and tales of the 1800s and if you dare, hear the eerie Legend of Sleepy Hollow by renowned story teller Anne Williams. Limited tickets are available. Reservations are highly recommended.
Pre-Registered Admission: $6

Christmas Candlelight (CANCELED IN 2020 DUE TO GLOBAL PANDEMIC)

Thousands of candles illuminate a world on the edge of the frontier. Step back into the early 1800s to experience Christmas as it was celebrated in the past with stories, music and hot cider. Limited tickets are available; reservations needed.
Pre-Registered Admission: $10 if pre-registered before deadline; $15 after that date