Franklin School Octagonal Building

at Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site

For information about a One Room Schoolhouse Program for school groups, click here.

octagon-shaped, red brick school building

Park Hours

Coordinates

39.409363, -94.249293

Park Hours

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

Historic Site Grounds:

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

May 5-15:
Historic site grounds are open Monday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Beginning May 16:
Historic site grounds are open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Regular Hours

  • April through October
    9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday (Closed Easter Sunday)
  • November
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday
  • Dec. 1, 2020, through Feb. 28, 2021
    Historic site grounds will be closed Monday through Thursday

Park Office hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

May 5-15:
Beginning May 5, 2021, the office at Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site will be open to the public five days a week -- Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Per local ordinance, masks will be required inside.

Regular Hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through October
    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

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November through March
    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

Visitor Center hours

Visitor Center and Museum

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

May 5-15:
Beginning May 5, 2021, the visitor center and museum at Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site will be open to the public five days a week -- Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Per local ordinance, masks will be required inside the visitor center. 
 
Beginning May 16:
The Watkins Woolen Mill visitor center and museum we be open seven days a week beginning on Sunday, May 16. Hours of operation are Mondays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Per local ordinance, masks will be required inside the visitor center.

Regular Hours

April through October
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday

  • November
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday
  • Dec. 1, 2020, through Feb. 28, 2021
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday
    The visitor center may be closed during these hours due to weather.

Watkins Mill hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Tours of the woolen mill and Watkins house are not offered at this time.

Swimming Beach hours

Beach is closed for the season