Dillard Mill State Historic Site

Park Information

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

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

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

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


COVID-19 Temporary Hours

As of Friday, March 19, 2021, Dillard Mill will resume the first-floor self-guided tours. After that first weekend, the mill will open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of four visitors will be allowed to enter for 10 minutes. A waiting area with benches spaced 6 feet apart will be provided, and hand sanitizer will be readily available. Visitors will be asked to maintain social distancing and encouraged to use the hand sanitizer prior to entering the building.

Regular Hours

  • May through October
    10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily
  • November through April
    10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday
    Tours on Monday and Tuesday by prior appointment only

Historic Site Office hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

The Dillard Mill site office will reopen to the public beginning Wednesday, May 26, three days a week: Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. The office telephone is monitored daily Monday through Sunday for messages, and all calls will be answered as soon as possible.  

The Adams-Wilhite Store remains closed to the public at this time.

Regular 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

Please note there will be times when the office is temporarily closed while staff are working on the grounds. The office telephone is monitored throughout the day for messages.