The Dinsmore Homestead
The Dinsmore Homestead is a unique historic site originally encompassing 700 acres in Boone County, and purchased in 1839 by James Dinsmore. Here, visitors can learn about rural life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It includes natural areas and hiking trails for enthusiasts, and is a resource for students, scholars and area artists. The house contains the original accumulated belongings of five generations of the Dinsmore family.
The history of the home includes several generations of enslaved African American families, a number of whom have been identified in the site's historical records including family letters, journals and business records. The site also includes the graves of several of these individuals. The Dinsmore Homestead Foundation purchased the home and approximately 30 acres in 1987 to preserve the site.
Those who enjoy antiques and historic interiors delight in touring the house that contains the original accumulated belongings of five generations of the Dinsmore family. Tours on the hour.