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.


Online Auction

View our Online Auction here! Place your bid for an original, framed oil painting of ‘Ice Cutting at Hanford Mills”. Signed by the artist, Werner Rentsch.

  • Volunteers, Members, Donors, and Sponsors power the Museum’s success. more »
  • Guided tours feature water-powered machines operating as they did a century ago. more »
  • Experience dynamic and engaging hands-on learning in an historic setting. Programs for adults, families, and schoolchildren (K-12). more »

Hours and Admissions

Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
May 15 through October 15 and Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day