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“A Glimpse into the Past”

Hanford Mills Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Meredith
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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, and holiday Mondays (Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day) through October 15. Kids 12 and under receive free admission. Special events at Hanford Mills Museum include: the Independence Day Celebration on July 4, the Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree & Powerfest on September 9, the Woodsmen's Festival on October 14, and the Ice Harvest Festival on February 3, 2018. See website for details on Free Family Saturdays, workshops, and other events. 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.
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Hamilton NY
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“A Glimpse into the Past”
Reviewed 21 June 2012

This is a completely restored mill. They do demonstrations of grain grinding and wood milling. In the winter, they do an ice festival, cutting ice out of the pond and saving it until July 4th weekend, when they use it to make ice cream. Very informative and interesting place.

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, Public Relations Manager at Hanford Mills Museum, responded to this review, 23 June 2012
What a kind review! Thanks for coming to visit, and also for mentioning our Independence Day Celebration, where we'll have samples of vanilla ice cream, made on a steam-powered churn, chilled with the ice we harvested from the Mill pond in February. Come again!
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“Nostalgia at its best !”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Great look into the past. Friendly volunteers to answer questions.

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HanfordMillsMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hanford Mills Museum, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Thank you for the nice review, and taking the time to let others know about your experience at Hanford Mills Museum. We hope you will come back again.
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