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The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and artist George Caleb Bingham. The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and artist George Caleb Bingham. The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and artist George Caleb Bingham. The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and artist George Caleb Bingham. The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and artist George Caleb Bingham. The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and artist George Caleb Bingham.

The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and artist George Caleb Bingham.

Up and Coming

February 2

The First Saturday Lecture Series kicks off for another year with a presentation by Diane Mutti Burke, Ph.D. entitled "The First Morning of Their Freedom: The End of Slavery in Civil War Missouri." The presentation is free and open to the public, and takes place at 10 a.m. at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. Come early for complimentary refreshments. 

After the lecture, stop by the Old Schoolhouse on the west end of Main Street for a chili luncheon. This fundraiser by the Experience Arrow Rock tourism committee features chili, cornbread, drink and dessert, all for $10, and helps us produce our town brochure and cover expenses for our events like the annual Easter Parade. The luncheon runs from 11:30 until 1. 



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Noteworthy

Planning a visit? Keep in mind that many of our shops and restaurants take a break during January and February. The Arrow Rock State Historic Site and museum is open Friday-Sunday during these months, the Friends of Arrow Rock's museum shop is open on weekdays, and the Sappington Museum, Arrow Rock Black History Museum, and  Boardwalk Canteen are open daily to serve you. Other business may be open on nice weather days. Be sure to call ahead if you want to visit a specific business. 

Arrow Rock ... now there's an app for that!
Download the free Arrow Rock tour app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store for information, photos and audio on dozens of sites in and around Arrow Rock. Once downloaded, the app will work even if your cell signal is weak. Try it out during your next drive or stroll through the village, or take a virtual trip through town!

Did you know that Arrow Rock has a monthly e-newsletter featuring the latest news about events and other happenings in the village? Send an e-mail to our e-newsletter editor to be added to our mailing list!

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George Caleb Bingham
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Home of George Caleb Bingham in Historic Arrow Rock, Missouri

George Caleb Bingham House,
1837 | One of America’s great 19th century artists, Bingham is famous for his portraits and scenes of river life and politics. He built this Federal style house in Arrow Rock and lived here intermittently through the 1840s. Fortunately for us, in an age before photography existed, George Caleb Bingham recorded for us the images of his Missouri.

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Information about Tours in Historic Arrow Rock, Missouri