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UPDATED 7/15/2024

See history come alive during the annual Civil War Muster on July 20 and 21. Interpreters and craftspeople will be stationed in the historic village, with fashion, medical, artillery, and cavalry demonstrations, as well as battles both days. Admission to the event is $5 for ages 13+; children 12 and under are free. All times are subject to change and weather dependent.  

Check out the list of upcoming events and sign up to receive e-mails from HCP so you will be in the know.

Summer hours are in effect. Check our open hours below before visiting or give us a call at 269-945-3775 to schedule an appointment.

Park Hours 2024

  • Park Gate open daily (weather permitting) from 8 am to 9 pm. 
  • Recreation Area, Beach, Boat Launch (weather permitting) open daily June 1 - September 2, 2024 from 8 am to 9 pm.
  • Upjohn House Business Office is open by appointment.  
  • Historic Village open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day from 9 am to 4 pm.

  • Size of the Park

    310 acres

Historic Charlton Park serves the residents of Barry County and beyond through education programs, special events, and miles of trails and other outdoor activities. Trails are open year-round! 


It is the policy of the Barry County Parks & Recreation Commission that it does not exclude, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, or participation in, any of its programs and activities.