Come enjoy a field trip for families with special hands-on activities for kids. Take a kid-focused guided tour of the Mill’s historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop, and see how water powers the mill and its century-old machines.
Be sure to stop in to the Learning Lab, which has a variety blocks, gears, and circuits for kids to build and explore. 2018 Family Saturday dates are: May 26, June 16, July 28, and September 1.
On Family Saturdays, up to two adults will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a child under 18. Children aged 13-18 will be admitted free of charge as well. Children 12 and under always receive free admission to the Museum, even for special events like the Antique Engine Jamboree, the Woodsmen’s Festival and the Ice Harvest Festival.
Waterwheel Fun on July 28
On July 28, waterwheels big and small will be featured. See the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel start up and provide the power to operate the historic sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop. Then, play with mini-waterwheels to get a hands-on lesson in water power. You’re welcome to bring a picnic or a snack to enjoy by the Mill pond.
Hanford Mills Museum is located at 51 County Highway 12 in East Meredith, NY 13757. Get directions
Kids can play with our mini-waterwheels.