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

Historic Site Grounds:
  • April through October
    9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday (Closed Easter Sunday)
  • November through March
    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday

Park Office 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

  • April through October
    9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday
  • November through March
    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday

Watkins Mill hours

Tours of Watkins Woolen Mill and the Watkins House:

  • April through October
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday (Closed Easter Sunday)
    Mill tours are given on the even hours (10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.)
    House tours are on the odd hours (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.)
  • November through March
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday and holiday Mondays
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday
    Mill tours are given on the even hours (10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.)
    House tours are on the odd hours (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.)

Swimming Beach hours

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON