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

Greetings from a very dry Hanford Mills!  With recent dry conditions, our mill pond is too low for us to run machines with waterpower.  We are still open and are demonstrating some of our historic machinery with electric power.  Depending on the conditions, we will still try to run short waterwheel domonstrations when we can.


Guided tours of the Mill are offered May 15 through October 15, Wednesdays through Sundays. Come experience 175 years of Catskills ingenuity at our historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop.  Tours will be offered at 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30 and each tour is limited to 20 individuals.  Reservations are recommended and can be made here.  Please note our current COVID protocols which will be updated depending on community spread.


  • 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 »