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History of Defiance, Missouri

Historic Tours and Landmarks

The Historic Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center

Located just a few miles from the Inn up Hwy F in Defiance is the Historic Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center, nestled upon the rolling hills of wine country and overlooks the Femme Osage Valley. This beautiful setting represents life in the early 1800’s from its adventures to its lifelong struggles. The Boone Home brings the legacy of Daniel Boone to life.

Today the Daniel Boone Home overlooks the village which is a simulated town comprised of over a dozen 19th-century buildings. Each building has been moved to the site from within 50 miles of the local area. Buildings such as the general store, school house, and grist mill offer a peek into life on the Missouri frontier.

For information on hours and tours, call (636) 798-2005 or go to: danielboonehome.com

Historic Augusta

Just a few miles west of the Inn off Hwy 94, a scenic drive will take you to the town of Augusta, situated on the hills overlooking the Missouri River Valley. Founded in 1836 by Leonard Harold, one of the settlers that followed Daniel Boone to Saint Charles County, Harold laid out the town of Mount Pleasant on part of the government land he purchased in 1821; and in 1836 he laid out the first streets of the town to accommodate the influx of German immigrants. The town site was chosen for its excellent river landing and fertile valley. The town was renamed Augusta in 1842.

Today Augusta houses shops, wineries, restaurants, a micro-brewery, and several bed and breakfasts. The town is also reachable on the Katy Trail.

For more information about Augusta, go to: augusta-chamber.org

Historic St. Charles

Historic Main Street in St. Charles has been greeting visitors since 1769. A 20-minute drive east on Hwy 94 will bring you to this charming community on the Missouri River. Home of Missouri’s First State Capitol and the site of one of Lewis & Clark’s camps, today Historic Main Street houses shops, restaurants, and other historic attractions, many housed in original 18th and 19th-century buildings. Throughout the year many festivals are held on Main Street and the Missouri River front.

For more information about St. Charles go to: historicstcharles.com or call the Greater Saint Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 366-2427

The Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center

The United States Department of Energy established an interpretive center seven miles east of the Inn on Hwy 94 to show local history of the old Ordnance and Uranium Plants that supplied resources during WWII.

For more information on hours call 636-329-1438 or visit this site: lm.doe.gov