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Hanford Mills Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places,...
Hanford Mills Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of only a handful of operating water powered mills in the country. The 70-acre historic site, nestled in the northwestern Catskills, features guided Mill tours; waterwheel demonstrations; sawmill and vintage woodworking machines; the John Hanford Farmhouse (which recreates home life in the 1920s), and other historic buildings.
Guided tours and demonstrations offered Wednesdays - Sundays. Kids 12 and under receive free admission.
Mid-May through Mid-October, Hanford Mills Museum is open Wednesdays - Sundays,and holiday Mondays. The Museum is also open special events, like Ice Harvest Festival on the first Saturday in February.
Hanford Mills Museum is located at the intersections of Delaware County Routes 10 & 12 in East Meredith, just 10 miles from Oneonta, and 15 miles from Delhi. Hanford Mills Museum is about 35 minutes from Cooperstown, NY. The mission of Hanford Mills Museum is to inspire audiences of all ages to explore connections among energy, technology, natural resources and entrepreneurship in rural communities with a focus on sustainable choices.