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 the exhibit: Today’s Schedule Did Not Go According to Plan, about the effort it takes to keep the historic mill and its machines in working order.
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.