Mount Vernon Church

at Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site

Reserve the historic site's Mount Vernon Church, built in 1871, for your wedding. It has been restored and includes the original pews and pulpit. The fee for the church is $200. For information on reserving the church or church grounds, contact the office at 816-580-3387 or visit our reservation page.

red brick church

Park Hours

Coordinates

39.409961, -94.248166

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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