Visitors to the Ozarks will want to make a special trip to the Homestead Days Festival at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site.
The long-running festival, which takes place in October, features living history camps, craft demonstrations and musical performances. Nathan Boone, the youngest son of Daniel Boone, was a genuine Missouri icon – a hunter, soldier, surveyor, and businessman. His last home, preserved at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, is now a place to travel back to the 1830s.
Not only can you go on a historical tour of Nathan Boone’s homestead, you can also hike along an interpretive trail system where you can see the Boone family cemetery and the African-American Cemetery, which contains the graves of slaves and former slaves from the farm.
Throughout the year there are also numerous special events held at the park which interpret Boone’s life and how he came to be one of Missouri’s favorite native sons.
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