Daniel Boone Home

Daniel Boone Home, Defiance, Missouri – American Explorer, Frontiersman, and Pioneer

From November 2, 1734, Daniel Boone life to September 26, 1820, living as an American explorer, woodsman, frontiersman, and American pioneer.  Additionally, he was a businessman, politician, and soldier representing three counties in the Virginia General Assembly after the Revolutionary War.  Boone is known for the exploration and settlement of the state of Kentucky.

After the Revolutionary War, Boone was a land surveyor and merchant, having gone into deep debt venturing into land speculation in Kentucky. After this failure, Boone moved back to Virginia, later to Kentucky, and then to eastern Missouri.

The Home

The home is a historical tourist site located near Defiance, Missouri. Nathan Boone, Daniel Boones’ son, built the house in 1800 after moving to Missouri in 1799.  Daniel Boone and his wife, Rebecca, lived at the historical site with their son from 1804 to an estimated period ending in 1820.

In 1073 the home was added to the National Register of Historic Places.  Lindenwood University donated the property to St. Charles County, renaming it Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park, now operated by the County’s Parks and Recreation Department.


Daniel Boone Home National Historic Site
1868 Hwy F,
Defiance, Missouri 63341


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