History comes alive when you explore the important buildings of this National Historic Landmark village on a Friends of Arrow Rock tour.
Ride in comfort as a Friends of Arrow Rock tour guide takes you on an educational drive through the village with stops at the restored Bingham House, Sites House and Gun Shop.Tram Tour Schedule:
June, July & August, four times daily, 10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Weekends only in April, May, September & October, 10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Sign up for the tram tour at the Friends of Arrow Rock office on the boardwalk in Arrow Rock, or schedule in advance by calling 660-837-3231.
$5 adult, $2.50 child; Group Tours: $3 per person
Tour lasts approx. 1.25 hours.
Friends of Arrow Rock Properties Manager Marty Selby will be your guide for exclusive “behind-the-scenes” access to current and recently completed preservation projects on Friends of Arrow Rock properties. This one-hour tour can be customized to the interests of the participants.
This tour is best appreciated by adults with an interest in historic preservation and construction techniques that are sensitive to historic structures. Tour must be arranged in advance by calling the Friends of Arrow Rock office at 660-837-3231.
Cost: $5 per person.
Private Home Tours
Long considered one of Missouri’s premier pieces of architecture, “Prairie Park” celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1999. Predominantly Greek Revival in style, this country mansion simply sparkles! The entry hallway and double parlors present beautiful detail molding befitting the home of a prominent entrepreneur and politician of the Boonslick in antebellum Missouri. Once the center of a 600 acre plantation, only one of the original outbuildings remains. The original summer kitchen has been incorporated into the main home which consists of two stories, four rooms over four rooms, with a center hall, and a two-story “T” wing at the rear of the house.
“Prairie Park,” a private residence, is available for group tours with advance reservations through the Friends of Arrow Rock. Minimum number in group is six (6). Tickets are $8 per person.Oak Grove
Completed in 1854, “Oak Grove” was the thriving plantation of George A. Murrell, an immigrant from Barron County, Ky. Murrell had been trading in dry goods and mules up and down the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers from New Orleans to Carrollton, Mo., until the day in 1852 he journeyed to Napton (then called Jonesboro) to purchase a lot of mules and ended up buying a farm. “Oak Grove” has remained in the Murrell family since and has recently been extensively restored by a fifth generation family member, Blaine Murrell McBurney.
“Oak Grove,” a private residence, is available for group tours with advance reservations through the Friends of Arrow Rock. Minimum number in group is six (6). Tickets are $8 per person.To make arrangements for a tour of one of these private homes, call the Friends of Arrow Rock office at 660-837-3231.