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Hanford Mills Museum

  • Constructed: 1846
  • Location: East Meredith, New York

Hanford Mills Museum, located in the northwestern Catskills, operates an authentic water- and steam-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking factory. Guided tours show you 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. Open May 15-October 15, Wednesday–Sunday.

Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith, New York

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