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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 12, 2022 – Several Missouri state parks and historic sites are participating in a national initiative called Museum Day, organized by Smithsonian Magazine. This annual celebration encourages folks to express their curiosity by exploring museums and cultural institutions. This year’s Museum Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 17.

During the one-day event, participating museums, parks, historic sites and cultural institutions will provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Attendees can receive their tickets by entering their email address at Smithsonian Magazine’s website at The ticket provides free general admission for the day for two people who would otherwise be charged admission (adults and students over the age of five).

Missouri state parks and historic sites participating are:

  • Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, 1101 Delaware, Lexington
  • Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, 113 Bollinger Mill Rd., Burfordville
  • Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, 19349 Bothwell State Park Road, Sedalia
  • Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, 312 Dawson Rd., New Madrid
  • First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, 200 S. Main St., St. Charles
  • Missouri Mines State Historic Site, 4000 State Highway 32, Park Hills
  • Missouri State Museum, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City
  • Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site, 7850 N. State Highway V, Ash Grove
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, 2658 Delmar, St. Louis
  • Trail of Tears State Park, 429 Moccasin Springs, Jackson

For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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