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Beckman Mill

11600 S County Road H, Beloit, WI 53511-9203
+1 608-751-1551
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Went here to do some pictures and fell in love with it. Beautiful place for many activities. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monroe, Wisconsin
Great place for a family outing....

This local gem is tucked away near Beloit, WI. The grounds and buildings, including a historic... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Marilyn P
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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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1 week ago
11 Apr 2017
“Great place for a family outing....”
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11600 S County Road H, Beloit, WI 53511-9203
+1 608-751-1551
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Very fun and informative tour of the mill. The park itself is very nice also. Plenty of parking for the busy times, as it can get when they grind flour on the first Saturday of the month.

Thank Greg s
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Picturesque setting in the heart of southern WI. First volunteer we encountered was less knowledgeable than the next...but in the mill, the tour guide was highly enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and able to field questions with ease.

Thank Leslie1218
Reviewed 1 August 2016

What a great afternoon!! We walked around the grounds and it was just beautiful!! The volunteers are so sweet and have great stories and information about the old mill and grounds. The gift shop has corn meal milled there for $2 a bag! Would be...More

Thank Austinsmawmaw
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We arrived at the Mill by chance, as we were looking for a picnic area not too far from the Hwy. It was a nice surprise: the volunteers invited us to join a guided tour, which was really interesting and amazing. Worth the trip!

Thank Matteo B
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Marjorie C
Can u bring a leashed dog to the mill
20 February 2017|
Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe so
Douglas C
Is there a fee
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