Watkins Mill

at Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site

Click here for more information on the history of the mill. For tour information, click here.

four story, red brick mill surrounded by fall colors

Park Hours

Coordinates

39.412995, -94.259584

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:

  • April 15-Oct. 31
    9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday
  • Nov. 1-April 14
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday

Tours:

Please call for tour information and times at 816-580-3387.

Site Office hours

April 15-Oct. 31 (On-Season)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday

Nov. 1-April 14 (Off-Season)

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday

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. 

Visitor Center/Museum hours

April 15-Oct. 31

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday

Nov. 1-April 14

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday

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. 

Swimming Beach hours

The beach is temporarily closed due to flooding.

Paved Bicycle Lake Trail - Trailhead 1 hours

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Paved Lake Bicycle Trail - Trailhead 4 hours

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