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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

Saturday, Sept. 1

On Saturday, Sept. 1, Friends of Arrow Rock hosts its monthly First Saturday Lecture. Professional metal detectors Chadwick and Jackalyn Oldham of Jackwick Metal Detecting are this month’s presenters at the free program that takes place at 10 a.m. at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. Although metal detecting is not allowed on state-owned properties, the Oldhams have received special permission from the Friends of Arrow Rock and private property owners to search for lost treasures. After a brief presentation and Q&A, they’ll lead attendees to a nearby Friends of Arrow Rock property for hands-on demonstrations with cutting-edge metal detecting equipment.

At 2 p.m. that same day, the village hosts its annual Ice Cream Freeze-Off. This tasty event takes place on the lawn of the J. Huston Tavern at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets. A $5 admission buys you the opportunity to sample this year’s Ice Cream Freeze-Off entries and vote for your favorite. After that delicious duty is done, there’s a heaping helping of homemade cake and more ice cream awaiting all who attend. Proceeds from this event benefit the Experience Arrow Rock tourism committee, which produces the town’s promotional literature and plans many of its events.

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Noteworthy

Planning a visit? Keep in mind that many of our business owners take their "weekend" days off on Monday and Tuesday. While most of our shops and restaurants are closed those days, the Arrow Rock State Historic Site and museum, the Friends of Arrow Rock's museums and museum shop, and the Boardwalk Canteen are all open to serve you.

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