About Hanford Mills Museum

planks of wook in front of a red sawmill in the foreground with a red shed to the right and a pond in the background

An operating mill site since 1846, Hanford Mills has harnessed the waters of Kortright Creek to support itself and its surrounding community for nearly 200 years. For the last fifty years, the mill has fulfilled this mission as a museum and historic mill site. By bringing to life historic choices and processes, the mill inspires exploration of the intersections between historic and current stories of community, energy, technology, and natural resources.

Its significance as one of the last nineteenth century mills to survive intact earned it a place on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The mill now operates seasonally, open on Wednesday through Sunday from mid-May to mid-October.

Mission and Accountability

Hanford Mills Museum creates connections between people and their environment through community engagement, artifact preservation, and a focus on sustainability.


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Who We Are

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