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Dillard Mill State Historic Site

Park Information

A red mill set on the blue waters of Huzzah Creek is as pretty a picture as there is in Missouri, and that’s the setting for Dillard Mill State Historic Site. The site interprets one of the state’s best-preserved gristmills, completed in 1908. Most of the machinery in the mill is still intact and original to the building. If you like the outdoors, the site’s location on Huzzah Creek in the Ozarks provides plenty of opportunities to fish, hike, picnic or just dream about the past.

Park Hours

Historic Site Grounds:

May through October
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily
November through April
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days

Dillard Mill hours

Tours:

  • May through October
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
  • November through April
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
    Tours on Monday and Tuesday by prior appointment only

Tour Fees:

Adults (18 and older): $4
Youth (Ages 6-17): $3
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

Group Rates:

Adults (18 and older): $3.50
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2.50
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

Tax Exempt Rates*:

Adults (18 and older): $3
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

*A copy of a tax exempt certificate must be presented at the facility.

Historic Site Office hours

Historic Site Office Hours

  • May through October
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
  • November through April
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday
Every spring, the woodlands in Missouri burst with color even before the trees begin to bud. The first signs of spring come from plants called spring ephemerals. Ephemeral refers to a plant with a very short life cycle. Spring ephemerals take advantage of all the sunlight hitting the forest floor before the leaves come out. They bloom and die back very quickly, but while they are blooming, they put on a stunning show. From the blues and purples of the Virginia bluebells to the oddly-shaped white Dutchman’s breeches, a bounty of color and new life awaits you on many Missouri state park and historic site trails. One of the most popular trails for spring ephemeral wildflower viewing is the Thousand Steps Trail at Washington State Park. If you take a walk on this trail, your eyes will be treated to a carpet of trilliums, bluebells, Dutchman’s breeches, spring beauties and wild sweet Williams. For more on trail in Washington State Park, visit http://www.mostateparks.com/trails/washington-state-park.