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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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Interesting Tour

I have been here many times for the candlelight Christmas tour, but finally went back in the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
h_blond2
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Malden, Missouri
Interesting

A typical 19th century house that is presented to you by costumed tour guides. Who guide you... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
aluckart
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West Valley City, Utah
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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 5 January 2018

I have been here many times for the candlelight Christmas tour, but finally went back in the daytime for the guided tour. The cost $5 and it was well worth the money. We were the only people there at the time, so our 45 minute...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A typical 19th century house that is presented to you by costumed tour guides. Who guide you through and give you some info on the family and the house.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

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
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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

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Reviewed 16 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

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Reviewed 29 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

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Reviewed 11 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
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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
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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
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It is $5 for adults and $3 for children over 6 at this time. 8/23/15
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