Welcome to Hanford Mills Museum

Nestled in the northwestern Catskills, Hanford Mills Museum features an authentic water- and steam-powered sawmill with a 1926 Fitz Overshot Waterwheel, restored water turbine, and vintage woodworking machines.

  • Join

    Volunteer, become a Member, and invest in the vitality of Hanford Mills Museum. Special opportunities for businesses. more>>

  • Visit

    Take a guided tour of the Sawmill, wind through our 70-acre site, and explore historic buildings, including the John Hanford Farmhouse, which recreates home life in the 1920s. more>>

  • Discover

    Experience educational programs designed for children in grades K-12, as well as workshops, lectures and hands-on learning for adults, families and children. more>>