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Shelter

at Dillard Mill State Historic Site

To reserve this shelter, or to check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the historic site at 573-244-3120. If not reserved, the shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Shelters can be reserved online from 30 days to 12 months in advance of the day of use. Reservations for arrival dates less than 30 days out can be made only by contacting the park.

picnic shelter

Shelter Amenities
  • Two to three picnic tables
  • Grill(s)
  • Length x width: 24' x 20'
  • Maximum occupancy: 20
  • Distance to mill and pond: 0.25 mile
  • Distance to playground: 50 feet
  • Vault toilets nearby
  • Water spigot next to shelter

For more information about the historic site's picnic area, click here.

Park Hours

Coordinates

37.719944, -91.204167

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.


On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and site buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Historic Site Grounds:

May through October
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
November through April
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Dillard Mill hours

Tours

May through October

10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

Tours on Monday and Tuesday by prior appointment only

November through April

10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday

Tours on Monday through Thursday by prior appointment only

Between scheduled tours, first-floor self-guided tours are offered and are accompanied by staff.

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and site buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Historic Site Office hours

May through October

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Please note there will be times when the office is temporarily closed while staff are working on the grounds. The office telephone is monitored throughout the day for messages.

November through April

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and site buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Please note there will also be times when the office is temporarily closed while staff are working on the grounds. The office telephone is monitored throughout the day for messages.