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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Spend Labor Day Weekend Exploring the Frontier with St. Charles County Parks

July 25, 2018

Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535, or 636-795-1137,

St. Charles County, Missouri – Spend this Labor Day weekend having fun at The Historic Boone Home near Defiance! Explore historic Missouri through living history activities at Labor Day on the Frontier from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, and 12 p.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2. The program is free and open to the public.

During this two-day event, stroll through our lively historic village and discover different trades of the past through reenactments performed by talented members of the Ox Bow Tavern Living History Group, park staff and volunteers. Find how much labor it took to build a strong business. Learn tricks of the trade from the carpenter, barter with the owner of the general store, and get cooking tips from the baker. Popular demonstrations such as fire starting and black powder will also take place throughout the day. 

Guided tours of The Historic Daniel Boone Home will also be available both days with paid admission – adults, $8; seniors 60 and over, $6; child age 5–12, $5; active/retired military and children 4 and under are free. Inside the 1800s home, nationally acclaimed Certified Interpretive Guides (CIG), Colonel Barney Combs (Daniel Boone), and Colonel Robert Pecoraro, (Boone’s publicist John Filson) will be bridging the past to the future through first-person interpretation.

The Historic Daniel Boone Home is located at 1868 Highway F in Defiance, in the heart of Missouri’s Historic Wine Country. Registration is not required. For more information, call The Historic Daniel Boone Home at 636-798-2005.