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Hanford Mills Museum, Meredith

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Hanford Mills Museum is open May 15-October 15, and for special events, like the Ice Harvest Festival on Saturday, February 6, 2016.

Hanford Mills Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of only a handful of operating water- and steam-powered mills in the country. The 70-acre historic site, nestled in the northwestern Catskills, features guided tours; waterwheel demonstrations; sawmill and vintage woodworking machines; the John Hanford Farmhouse (which recreates home life in the 1920s), and other historic buildings. Special events held throughout the season. See website for schedule.

Kids 12 and under receive free admission, as do Museum members. Adults & Teens, $9; Seniors and AAA members $7. Military, $4:50. As a Blue Star Museum, Hanford Mills offers active duty military and their families free admission Memorial Day-Labor Day.
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  • Brandon and Virgil will fill in all those gaps in your knowledge of mill ponds (not for swimming), of coopers who didn't make lids for barrels of butter (mill could machine them cheaper), and of the u...  read more »
  • We popped in today for a tour and had a fantastic time. We were the only ones there when we arrived but they immediately started a tour just for us and showed us how all the equipment (still) works an...  read more »
  • When we pulled in, I was a little concerned. I couldn't we believe we drove all that time for this. I was wrong! It was definitely worth it. It was very interesting. It took about two hours. Amanda ma...  read more »
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