We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 113 Bollinger Mill Road, Burfordville, MO 63739
Phone Number: 573-243-4591
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description:

Travel back to simpler days when business in Missouri was about the rushing...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
"Beautiful autumn getaway!"

The beautiful fall foilage surrounding the old mill and covered bridge is so worth the short drive from Cape Girardeau to Burfordville. Nice romantic getaway for a Sunday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
Ada R
,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Level Contributor
105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The beautiful fall foilage surrounding the old mill and covered bridge is so worth the short drive from Cape Girardeau to Burfordville. Nice romantic getaway for a Sunday afternoon drive.

Helpful?
Thank Ada R
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Living near Sandy Creek Covered Bridge for so many years, I was interested to visit another covered bridge so we visited this one on Nov 1. The park is full of history in both the mill and the covered bridge. Both are well preserved. One thing I didn't see anyone mention in these reviews is the Bollinger Cemetery which is... More 

Helpful?
Thank despedina
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Level Contributor
105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Nice place to see some history of Bufordville, MO. The covered bridge is closed to auto traffic, but you can still walk across it. The old mill has tours on the weekends. The park is a peaceful place with the water as a backdrop. I have visited all four season's, and each has it's own special beauty here.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ada R
Rogers, Arkansas, USA
Level Contributor
93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Nice history on old mill and covered bridge in the area, and pretty grounds surrounding the buildings as well. Definitely a good place for a stop to tour the mill and walk through the covered bridge and get some good touristy pics with friends/family.

Helpful?
Thank 96Dreamer
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We enjoyed our trip to Bollinger Mill and the covered bridge, but our guide was less than stellar. I think I would have enjoyed this visit a lot more if our guide had been more forthcoming with information. The site itself is interesting, and you can guide yourself through the mill with information on the placards, but a good guide... More 

Helpful?
Thank MickeyLa
Arkansas
Level Contributor
153 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great area to visit, the covered bridge and mill are a great attraction, the staff is very informative and knowledgeable of how the mill worked and can explain all the workings of the mill. When you walk in the mill house, it is like it is air conditioned, the staff say it is like that year round because of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank cfd2936
Omaha NE
Level Contributor
133 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Bollinger Mill is so much more fun to visit during summer than fighting ice in the parking lot during the winter. This marked our second visit to the mill site this year. The first visit was late in the day on one of the coldest days in the Cape Girardeau area this year. The original mill was built by George... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Mustangdad1961
Wentzville, Missouri
Level Contributor
31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We traveled to see the mill and covered bridge the last weekend of December. Unfortunately the weather was cloudy and rainy all weekend. The mill was cold but dry. Quite interesting to see how a mill operated in the 1800's. The covered bridge was also cold but dry. The bridge is well preserved and maintained.

Helpful?
Thank davidtheplumber2014
st louis MO
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

Helpful?
Thank stlMOtraveler49
Washington, Missouri
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank shuttletrain

Been to Bollinger Mill State Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bollinger Mill State Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?