Explore the Power of the Past
Hanford Mills Museum features an authentic water- and steam-powered Sawmill with a 1926 Fitz Overshot Waterwheel, restored 19th century water turbine, steam power plant, and vintage woodworking machines.
In addition to the Sawmill, the Museum’s 70-acre site features 15 other historic structures including the John Hanford Farmhouse, a Hardware Store, Feed Mill, and Woodworking Shop. The Museum also includes two exhibits: Rural Genius: Innovation, Invention, and Ingenuity in the Mill’s Community, which tells the story of three local inventors, and The Wild Ones: Creatures of the Catskills, by Treadwell artist/poet Bertha Rogers (on view September 24 through October 15.)
The Museum also has picnic tables to enjoy a picnic by the Millpond, and a gift shop with Mill-made items, traditional toys, local products and books.