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Beckman Mill

11600 S County Road H, Beloit, WI 53511-9203
+1 608-751-1551
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Great place for photos.

Quiet county park with lots of parking, restrooms, rentable pavilion, fishing and weekend... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Sean K
Beloit, Wisconsin
via mobile
Lovely Spot to spend a summer afternoon

This is a lovely out of the spot way to enjoy a little history and the sunshine. They offer... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Janesville, Wisconsin
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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 10 November 2017 via mobile

Quiet county park with lots of parking, restrooms, rentable pavilion, fishing and weekend activities. We have had family photos taken here on several occasions.

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a lovely out of the spot way to enjoy a little history and the sunshine. They offer tours which I think is great fun for the kids and nice for the adults. The spot is very pretty. You can let the kids fish...More

Thank Temple_seeker853
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We attended a graduation party at the Beckman Mill and took tour for the buildings around the park. Much to learn about the history of the mill. The attendant was very informative and answers any questions you might have.

Thank Kathymoa
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
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Marjorie C
20 February 2017|
Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
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Douglas C
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