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:

  • 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, 2021, through Feb. 28, 2022
    Please call for tour information and times at 816-580-3387.

Tours:

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

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April 15 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 1 through April 14
    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

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.

Swimming Beach hours

Beach closed for the season