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Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith, New York

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Hanford Mills Museum

  • Address 51 County Highway 12
    East Meredith, New York 13757
  • Hours
    10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Phone 607-278-5744

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Hanford Mills Museum, located in the northwestern Catskills, operates an authentic water- and steam-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking factory. Guided tours show working vintage machines powered by a Fitz Overshot Waterwheel, water turbine, and steam power plant. Hanford Mills is one of the last 19th-century mills to survive intact. Festivals include the Independence Day Celebration, Antique Engine Jamboree, Woodsmen's Festival, and Ice Harvest Festival. The 70-acre site also includes a hardware store, feed mill, barns, a blacksmith forge, ice house, and the John Hanford Farmstead, which recreates home life in the 1920s.

Hanford Mills Museum is open May 15–October 15.

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