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Dillard Mill State Historic Site

Park Information

A red mill set on the blue waters of Huzzah Creek is as pretty a picture as there is in Missouri, and that’s the setting for Dillard Mill State Historic Site. The site interprets one of the state’s best-preserved gristmills, completed in 1908. Most of the machinery in the mill is still intact and original to the building. If you like the outdoors, the site’s location on Huzzah Creek in the Ozarks provides plenty of opportunities to fish, hike, picnic or just dream about the past.

Park Hours

Historic Site Grounds:

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

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days

Dillard Mill hours

Tours:

  • May through October
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
  • November through April
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
    Tours on Monday and Tuesday by prior appointment only

Tour Fees:

Adults (18 and older): $4
Youth (Ages 6-17): $3
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

Group Rates:

Adults (18 and older): $3.50
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2.50
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

Tax Exempt Rates*:

Adults (18 and older): $3
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

*A copy of a tax exempt certificate must be presented at the facility.

Historic Site Office hours

Historic Site Office Hours

  • May through October
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
  • November through April
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday
Sometime between 1936 and 1938, the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution published “The Old Tavern; Book of Recipes,” which contained more than 700 recipes from DAR members and the J. Huston Tavern at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. The recipes offered a unique glimpse into our food culture during the early years of the 20th century. On page 36 is a recipe for buttermilk biscuits: “Add to ½ sifter of flour, 1 scant tsp. soda, ¼ tsp salt, 2 level tsp. baking powder. Sift into mixing bowl. Cut in with fork 2 heaping tbsp. lard, 1pt. buttermilk. Turn onto floured board, knead to soft dough, Roll 3/8 inch thick. Bake in greased pan in hot oven. 30 biscuits.” You can try the recipe itself or enjoy the fine food served today at the J. Huston Tavern, the oldest continually operating restaurant west of the Mississippi. For more information, visit http://www.mostateparks.com/park/arrow-rock-state-historic-site.