Hanford Mills Museum – A Piece of History in Meredith, NY


Experience a story of innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurship at a historic working mill site. Sheltered in a valley in the northwestern Catskills of New York, Hanford Mills Museum offers insights into the past and lessons about the relationships between people, the things they make, and the places they live.



Hanford Mills Museum is currently closed for the season. Learn more about our story, explore our collections and resources, or participate in an off-site program until we see you in May 2024. Stay tuned for updates on the 2024 Ice Harvest.




  • 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 »