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Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

113 Bollinger Mill Road, Burfordville, MO 63739
573-243-4591
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Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Cultural
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Owner description: Travel back to simpler days when business in Missouri was about the rushing of a stream over a dam and bridges were covered. Visitors to Bollinger Mill State Historic Site can watch corn being ground into meal at the massive four-story mill that dates to the Civil War era and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Or they can stroll through the Burfordville Covered Bridge, one of just four covered bridges that remain in Missouri. The site’s rustic setting offers ample picnicking and exploration opportunities along the Whitewater River.
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st louis MO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I visited this site on Monday afternoon. We paid extra for the full tour and were glad that we did. The covered bridge nearby was also very interesting.

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Washington, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stopped at the state historic site on our way back home from Tennessee. Well worth the stop. After spending the night in Cape Girardeau, We headed to the park on a Sunday morning,unfortunately, the mill was not open till noon and then only the first floor. The ground were will maintained and the bridge was in very good shape.... More

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Clarksville
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A fantastic historical site! The mill has some wonderful history - pre and post civil war. There are even original "graffiti" markings on the walls. Our guide Holly was great! The facility is free but the tour of the top floors costs $5.00 but was worth it! The covered bridge is the oldest one left in the state. It is... More

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Herculaneum, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Bollinger Mill and covered bridge are a must see. The history in both structures takes you back in time. The park adjacent is well kept and has the history of both are detailed on billboards. This covered bridge is the oldest in Missouri and the only one of its kind left in the state. Easy to find, just outside of... More

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Cabool, Missouri
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70 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We visited Bollinger Mill and Burfordville Covered Bridge with Friends, and loved it. We all took the Mill tour, went up 5 stories, and saw all of the original equipment used to mill flour, cornmeal, etc, then walked through the Covered Bridge and back. Lots of history in one stop.

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Fredericktown
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a location in Southeast Missouri that everyone should make the drive to see. Coming to visit here is like taking a step back in time. It looks like everything is just as it would have been during the days when a mill like this was in use. This place is a bit out of the way, but the... More

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Paducah, KY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I grew up in Southeast Missouri & yet I had never been to Bollinger Mill. I understand this is the only location in the United States that has a grist mill & a covered bridge right next to each other, so there's that. As a photographer I was really excited when I saw this. You can cross the covered bridge... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We love this spot, and always visit on our annual trip to Missouri. It is so peaceful here. Entering the beautifully preserved old mill is walking into another era. You may be greeted by Milly the cat as you explore. Tall trees shade the grassy picnic spot outside. Next door is a covered bridge you may walk across, and beyond... More

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Doniphan, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

great historic site. has the old mill house and a covered bridge sitting on the same site. toured the old mill house, lots of old pictures and things to look at. love the covered bridge

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Missouri USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Has an original Grist Mill and you can take a free tour. Also there is a Covered Bridge built in 1860. Picnic area well kept.

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