Enclosed Kitchen Shelter

at Battle of Athens State Historic Site

To reserve this shelter, visit the reservation page, or contact the historic site to check for availability by calling 660-877-3871. When not reserved, the shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is great for family reunions as well as other events.

Shelter Amenities
  • Number of tables: 14 picnic tables
  • Kitchen available April 1-Oct. 31
  • Length x width: 70' x 40'
  • Maximum occupancy: 125
  • Restroom: flush toilets
  • Water: yes

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

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Historic Site Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset, daily, year round

Day-Use Area

7 a.m. to sunset, daily, year-round

Thome-Benning House (Cannonball House) hours


  • April through October (on-season)
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    No tours offered Monday and Tuesday
  • November through March (off-season)
    By prior appointment only

Park Office hours

  • April through October
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • November through March
    Office not regularly staffed; telephone is monitored for messages Monday through Friday