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“State Historical site with a covered bridge as a bonus”

Mansfield Roller Mill State Historical Site
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Mansfield
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Owner description: The Mansfield Mill is an 1880's roller mill situated on Big Raccoon Creek. It is open for tours during the Mushroom Festival the last weekend in April, The Beans and Cornbread Day event the second weekend in Septepmber, and the 10 days of the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival that starts on the second Friday of October. The Mill sits on 2 acres of public land that offers fishing access to Big Raccoon Creek and a picnicking area above the dam. These outdoor activites are free and open to the public year-round. The mansfield Mill tells the story of the industrialization of grain milling in Indiana in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The Mansfield Mill operated as a commercial flour mill until the 1950's. It then continued operation as a feed grade mill until 1967 when it was sold at county auction. The Mill was gifted to the State of Indiana in the 1990's by the Hutchesin and Dalton families. Today Raccoon State Recreation Area manages the Mill. The Mill contains original 1880's milling equipment and operates off of a Rodney Hunt turbine that is over 120 years old! Other equipment includes an operating swing sifter, a working 1900's meadows mill, two functioning roll-stands and 8 operational bucket elevators. Payed group tours are offered in the winter and spring months only, through the Raccoon SRA Naturalist's office.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Mansfield Roller Mill is a mill in the downtown area of historic Mansfield, Indiana. There's no fee to get in & as we found out it's only open on the weekends. The nice employees who were grinding corn let us come in & look around.
There's 3 stories, but we were only allowed on the ground floor. The basement area is where the turbines are to grind the cornmeal they sell on site. The gift shop was closed when we were there. There is a port a john for bathroom facilities.

There's also the Mansfield covered bridge, which is only a short walk away. It's on the long side & cars can still drive on it (one at a time). Very scenic & you can get a great photo op of the mill & Big Raccoon Creek.

We were assured by a helpful local that Mansfield was the place to go for the annual covered bridge festival in Park Co, Indiana. I think it's ONE of the places, but I'm sure she wanted us to go there first at festival time.

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