Arrow Rock World-Famous Historic Site


Barn Block near Arrow Rock Arrow Rock is a world-renowned historical village. It is located on a bluff above the Missouri River and on the route of the old Santa Fe trail. The entire village is a National Historic Landmark and a State Historic Site.

Today 54 people call Arrow Rock home but about 150 years ago Arrow Rock was a prosperous river port with a population of around 1000. Arrow Rock has been home to Missouri governors and to Confederate sympathizers. Artist George Caleb Bingham built a house here in 1837. Boonslick people and places were the subjects of many of his portraits and paintings.

The Tavern at Arrow RockVisitors to Arrow Rock can tour historic homes and shop for antiques. They can eat in a variety of excellent restaurants including the two-story brick J. Huston Tavern, built in 1834, which offers family-style meals, and a former "gas station," the Arrow Rock Station.

The Lyceum Theatre presents Broadway-caliber plays from June through September. This year it will open its doors in December for a production of "A Christmas Carol." The original theater, which serves as an entrance to the 408-seat facility, was at one time a church. For more Lyceum Theater at Arrow Rockinformation about the Lyceum, visit www.LyceumTheatre.org.

Visitors to Arrow can stay in one of its bed and breakfasts or can camp in the nearby Arrow Rock State Park. The Arrow Rock State Historic Museum is open every day from March to November and on weekends in the winter.

For more information about Arrow Rock, visit www.arrowrock.org or www.FriendsofArrowRock.org.