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Visitor Center

at Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site

The visitor center is where you will want to start your discovery tour of the Watkins Woolen Mill complex. A short orientation program and exhibits will enhance your visit to this National Historic Landmark and National Engineering Landmark. Entrance to the visitor center is free. Guided tours of Watkins Woolen Mill and Watkins House are available for a nominal fee. The visitor center is accessible and includes restrooms, a souvenir sales counter and a beverage vending machine. In addition, the museum also includes climate-controlled storage facilities for the historic site's archives and artifact collections and a conservation and exhibit work area. 

Hours

Visitor Center and Museum

  • April through October
    9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday
  • November through March
    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday

Coordinates

39.410174, -94.259666

Park Hours

Historic Site Grounds:
  • April through October
    9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday
  • November through March
    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday

Visitor Center hours

Visitor Center and Museum

  • April through October
    9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday
  • November through March
    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday

Watkins Mill hours

Tours of Watkins Woolen Mill and the Watkins House:

  • April through October
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
    Mill tours are given on the even hours (10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.)
    House tours are on the odd hours (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.)
  • November through March
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday and holiday Mondays
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday
    Mill tours are given on the even hours (10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.)
    House tours are on the odd hours (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.)

Swimming Beach hours

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