Visits and Tours
BOONE COUNTY MUSEUM AND GALLERY VISITING HOURS
If you are planning a visit to Boone County Museum and Galleries you can choose from several options for touring during your visit.
Admission: Admission is free to the public. We respectfully request that you do not bring strollers or pets into the museum.
Hours: The Museum and Art Gallery are open Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 to 4:30 pm throughout the year. If you have questions about the Museum and Galleries, about specific exhibits, or would like more information, please call the Museum and Galleries at 573-443-8936.
THE WALTERS HISTORY MUSEUM
The Walters History Museum features exhibits highlighting Missouri’s history beginning with the Louisiana purchase and creation of the state, through present day. Exhibits change frequently. Visitors can choose to browse the galleries in the Walters History Museum at their leisure. Knowledgeable docents and guides are available to answer questions or provide more information about exhibits upon request. Guided tours and group tours are available at $5 per person and include the Montminy Art Gallery.
THE MONTMINY ART GALLERY
The Montminy Art Gallery features the work of local and regional artists of all media including shows featuring crafters and photographers. Each featured artist has work on display for two months, and most artists offer additional workshops or book signings during the run of the exhibit. Walking tours of the gallery are often given by the artist during a special reception. During regular gallery hours, docents can answer questions about the art or direct visitors to the artist for more information.
TOURS OF HISTORIC MAPLEWOOD HOUSE
Listed on the National Historic Register, the 1877 late Victorian-Era Maplewood House is open to the public by appointment only April through September. Visitors are asked to make an appointment a week in advance by calling the Museum and to request a tour of this beautifully restored house. Group tour fee is $5 per adult, $3 each for children. Call the Museum and Galleries, 573-443-8936, ext. 310 for details.
BOONE JUNCTION VILLAGE
The buildings in Village at Boone Junction can be viewed from the exterior anytime of the year during park hours. To tour the interiors April through September visitors are encouraged to make an appointment at least a week in advance by calling the Museum and scheduling a guided tour . Among the buildings in Boone Junction is the 1818 Gordon Log Cabin, the 1890 Ryland Victorian Farm House, the 1910 McQuitty ‘Shotgun’ House and the 1890 Easley Country Store. Group tour fee is $5 per person, $3 for children. Call the Museum and Galleries, 573-443-8936, ext. 310 for details.