Programs At Hanford Mills Museum

Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate an old-fashioned Fourth

Fishing derby

Join us July 4 for a day full of old-fashioned fun, including frog jumping contests, a kids’ fishing derby on the Mill Pond, sack races and 19th century games, children’s activities, great food, Mill tours, and live music. A favorite tradition at the Independence Day Celebration is the opportunity to sample ice cream, made in a churn powered by the Mill’s steam engine. Ice harvested from the Mill pond during the February Ice Harvest is used to chill the cream to make ice cream.

The day also features music and delicious food. The Museum’s 70-acre site is open to explore and tours will be offered throughout the day at the water-powered sawmill and woodworking shop, as well as the historic Hanford House, which recreates home life in the 1920s.

The Independence Day Celebration is included with regular Museum admission, which is free for children 12 and under, and Museum members.


Jump, Frog, Jump