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Hours & Directions

Administration and Education Office: Open year-round - Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9a.m. - 2p.m., or by scheduling an appointment.

Historic Village: Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

  • During weekdays - A portion of the Village buildings open, please call ahead for list of those open. 
  • During paid events - Village buildings open. 
  • During unpaid events - Majority of Historic Village buildings open.
  • After Labor Day through Memorial Day (September 5, 2022 - May 29, 2023), historic buildings are only open for prescheduled groups (including guided tours) and special events. 

Beach, Boat Launch and Recreation Area

  • Open daily June 1, 2023 - September 4, 2023 from 8:00am to 9:00pm, weather permitting.
  • Open daily September 5, 2023 - October 18, 2023 from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Beach closed until May 2024 after Labor Day.
  • Open daily October 19, 2022 - November 8, 2022 from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Boat Ramp closed November 8, 2022.
  • Open daily November 9, 2022 - March 1, 2023 from 8:00am to 5pm. Recreation Area gate may close due to poor road conditions.
  • Recreation Area Closed for Father's Day Car Show. Free of charge, except for pavilion and shelter rentals or during special events. 

​Dogs: Dogs are welcome at any time! Please keep them leashed (maximum length 6 ft.) and pick up after them. Dogs are not allowed in the buildings. Before you decide to bring your furry companion, please consult the event schedule - certain events are loud and may cause your pet undue stress. 

Admission to Charlton Park is FREE, unless there is a scheduled special event. Parking is always FREE.

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