at Battle of Athens State Historic Site

A playground sits alongside some picnic sites in the day-use area.

swingset and playground equipment with slides

Park Hours


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Park Hours

Social-distancing signage has been placed throughout the grounds of the historic site. Hand sanitizing stations have been placed in each restroom. 

Historic Site Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset, daily, year round

Day-Use Area

7 a.m. to sunset, daily, year-round

Thome-Benning House (Cannonball House) hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Beginning on Saturday, April 3, 2021, tours will resume at the Thome-Benning House. Park staff will be at the building to answer questions or give tours from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through the duration of the on-season. If a group wants a guided tour during weekdays, it can find park staff by going to the office, by calling 660-877-3871, or by pre-scheduling the time and date.

Regular Hours


  • April through October (on-season)
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    No tours offered Monday and Tuesday
  • November through March (off-season)
    By prior appointment only

Park Office hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

​The office will remain closed to visitors at this time; however, if visitors have questions, they can knock on the door or call 660-877-3871. Contact information and procedures will be posted on the office door.

​Regular Hours

  • April through October
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • November through March
    Office not regularly staffed; telephone is monitored for messages Monday through Friday