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Beckman Mill

11600 S County Road H, Beloit, WI 53511-9203
+1 608-751-1551
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Info unclear as to tour times!

This place seemed like a really cool place to visit but the info we read did not indicate that the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Mishawaka, Indiana
Beatiful and Historic!

Great historic mill. The sits on a beautiful mill pond with a terrific dam. There are tours so you... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Beloit, WI
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The mill is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, May-October. Beckman Mill is located at Beckman Mill County Park, 6 miles west of Beloit, Wisconsin. On the grounds of the 50-acre county park you will see an authentically restored 1868 grist mill, a new dam, mill pond,fish ladder, foot bridge, saw mill display, 1840s cooperage, visitor center, gift shop, creamery, blacksmith shop, picnic shelter, vintage garden, nature trail and more. The showpiece of the park is the Beckman Mill, the restoration of which was completed in 1997 by the Friends of Beckman Mill's volunteer work crew. It is operational with power being supplied by its original 1860s water driven Leffel turbine. In the event alternate power is needed, the mill can be operated by its vintage two-cylinder gasoline engine. The mill was built shortly after the Civil War by millwright William Howe of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. In 1882 it was acquired by August Beckmann who had previously operated mills in nearby Juda and Hanover. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. We invite you to come visit us!
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11600 S County Road H, Beloit, WI 53511-9203
+1 608-751-1551
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This place seemed like a really cool place to visit but the info we read did not indicate that the mill was only open on certain days. We went, nothing going on - had to be there on Sat . Bummer. It looks like a...More

Thank tal5418
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great historic mill. The sits on a beautiful mill pond with a terrific dam. There are tours so you can see what it was like to mill grain back in the day. There is also a Cooperage house where wooden barrels were made. Old tools...More

Thank Beloit_WIDCtraveler
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This park has a lot to offer for photo shots. There is an old tractor, some stone buildings, benches, wooden buildings, the water, a dam, a wooden bridge, tall grass w/ wild flowers and large rocks.

Thank victoriah788
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to take a quiet stroll and enjoy the sounds of the waterfall and lovely sights. The historic buildings make for a memorable backdrop to the afternoon, and the gardens are lovely.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went here to do some pictures and fell in love with it. Beautiful place for many activities. We will be going back to explore and have fun with the kids!

Thank shellyrufer
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This local gem is tucked away near Beloit, WI. The grounds and buildings, including a historic mill, are well restored. All staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you love history and seeing how they did things a long time ago this is the place to see. And old and still functioning mill. Totally worth your time to take a drive and check it out on a nice sunny day.

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 26 December 2016

a small piece of history with a nice drive in the country. this is an old mill that has been very well restored to it's hey day. they have several special weekend festivals that celebrate it's history.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A well restored working 19th century mill. The docent was well versed and the surrounding park beautiful. Well worth the visit

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I Took my daughter down to visit on a Friday. It is only open Sat and Sunday from 1=4pm it is run by volunteers who are only available at those times. Luckily one of the board members stopped in. he was going to do some...More

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Marjorie C
20 February 2017|
Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
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22 August 2016|
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Response from Leslie1218 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no fee but the mill tour is run by volunteers (perhaps a park district? City of Beloit?) and they did ask for an optional donation. We gave them $5 for the two of us. They were definitely knowledgeable and passionate... More