Historic Site Tours

at Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site

Visit the Mill, House and Museum

Visitors may tour the fully equipped 1860 woolen mill and gristmill, the Watkins 1850 Classic Revival style house, and a number of outbuildings, including the summer kitchen, smokehouse, icehouse and fruit dry house. The Living History Program features an heirloom garden and minor breeds livestock. 

Tour Fees:

Adults (18 and older): $4
Youth (Ages 6-17): $3
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

Group Rates:

Adults (18 and older): $3.50
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2.50
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

Tax Exempt Rates*:

Adults (18 and older): $3
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2
Child (Ages 0-5): Free

*A copy of a tax exempt certificate must be presented at the facility.

Visitor Center/Museum

The Visitors Center and Museum features exhibits on the Watkins family, Watkins' Bethany farm, the woolen mill and the impact of industrialization on every day life in the 19th century. The facility office is located in the visitors center, as is the Mill Store gift shop.

A short distance away, the 1856 Franklin Academy and 1871 Mt. Vernon Church are located along the old state highway that also ran by the woolen mill.

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