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Hanford Mills Museum


Hanford Mills Museum operates an authentic water- and steam-powered historic site. Guided tours feature demonstrations of the sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop. The museum, which is listed on the National and New York State Register of Historic Places, is open mid-May to mid-October (Wednesdays-Sundays) and also for special events, like the Ice Harvest Festival held the first Saturday in February. Other festivals include the Independence Day Celebration, the Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree & Powerfest in September, and the Woodsmen's Festival in October. Family Saturdays are held during the spring and summer on select Saturdays. The mission of Hanford Mills Museum is to inspire audiences of all ages to explore connections between energy, technology, natural resources and entrepreneurship in rural communities with a focus on sustainable choices. A Path Through History attraction.



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