For those who love local and regional history, St. Charles County Parks has several historic properties that include beautiful homes and more to tour! Please see the locations below.
For questions on touring these facilities, contact the St. Charles County Parks Department at 636-949-7535 or by email. For updates on parks and weather conditions, call the Rainout Line at 636-707-0011 or view online.
|History and Details
Hays Home at Matson Hill Park
|The beautiful 1830s stone home was built by Daniel Boone Hays, the grandson of famous frontiersman Daniel Boone. The home opened to the public in December 2020 at Matson Hill Park, and features museum-quality displays showcasing the Hays and Boone families. The main floor houses exhibits, while the top floor features turn-of-the-century furnishings, including smaller artifacts once owned by family heirs. Upon arrival, park interpretive staff will greet guests outside and give an overview of the property surrounding the historic house.
1630 Heritage Landing
St. Peters, MO 63303
|The St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park offers free exhibits on local and state history. The museum is situated on two acres that is the trailhead for the Great River Greenways Centennial Trail, which connects to the Katy Trail. The nearly 6,000 square foot museum is located on a site known to many as Kuhlmann's grove, which has been a popular recreation area for County residents for nearly 100 years.
|The Historic Daniel Boone Home
1868 Highway F
Defiance, MO 63341
|Towne Park Homestead
100 Towne Park Dr.
Foristell, MO 63348
|This 109-acre park features a reconstructed 1800s historical homestead. Donated by the late Mrs. Betty Towne, the property was to be preserved and turned into a public park. For its efforts to restore the homestead, the Parks Department was recognized at the Missouri State Capital in Jefferson City by receiving the 2007 McReynolds Award from the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation.