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5525 Dickinson St.
Manotick, ON K4M 1A2
Canada

(??.? miles from you)


Watson's Mill

Watson's Mill
Watson's Mill
Watson's Mill
Watson's Mill
Watson's Mill
Watson's Mill
Watson's Mill
Watson's Mill
Watson's Mill
Watson's Mill

(??.? miles from you)

5525 Dickinson St.
Manotick, ON K4M 1A2
Canada


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Why You Should Go...

Nestled at the heart of Manotick village, Watson’s Mill and Dickinson Square share a remarkable past rooted in Canadian history and industrial ingenuity. Built in 1860 along the shores of the Rideau River, Watso

Conveniently located only 25 minutes south of downtown Ottawa, Dickinson Square also boasts Dickinson House, which displays the heritage home of past mill owners, the Manotick Dam, Watson’s Mill’s Famous Used Book Store, and Manotick’s Remembrance Park.

Live milling demonstrations are hosted each week, grinding flour the old-fashioned way. The stone-ground whole wheat flour is then availed for purchase.

Whether you are interested in industrial machines, historic homes, a stroll through the village with the family, or simply feeding the ducks, Watson’s Mill is the ideal site for your Ottawa day trip, providing a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle.

Open daily May through October from 10 am - 5 pm. For Mill events October - December.

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Why You Should Go...

Nestled at the heart of Manotick village, Watson’s Mill and Dickinson Square share a remarkable past rooted in Canadian history and industrial ingenuity. Built in 1860 along the shores of the Rideau River, Watson’s Mill remains active as a working water-powered flour mill and is the only industrial heritage site in Ottawa.

Conveniently located only 25 minutes south of downtown Ottawa, Dickinson Square also boasts Dickinson House, which displays the heritage home of past mill owners, the Manotick Dam, Watson’s Mill’s Famous Used Book Store, and Manotick’s Remembrance Park.

Live milling demonstrations are hosted each week, grinding flour the old-fashioned way. The stone-ground whole wheat flour is then availed for purchase.

Whether you are interested in industrial machines, historic homes, a stroll through the village with the family, or simply feeding the ducks, Watson’s Mill is the ideal site for your Ottawa day trip, providing a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle.

Open daily May through October from 10 am - 5 pm. For Mill events October - December.

What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: May, June, July, August, September, October

Hours:

10:00am - 5:00pm, Daily

Cost: Free

Available: Guided Tour

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

Milling Demonstrations Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm. Please call to confirm times.

Tour Watson's Mill in 3D! Check out their full building virtual tour by visiting the Watson's Mill website.

Visit Watson’s Mill’s famous Used Book Store. Open May-October, Daily 10 am – 4 pm. Gently used books at unbelievable prices. It’s a reader’s paradise. 

Whole wheat bread made from Watson’s Mill stone-ground flour is available every Saturday and Sunday.  It’s hot, fresh, & delicious! 

Watson’s Mill also provides private tours, educational programs, and rental space for special occasions. 

Fun Facts

Local building materials were used to construct Watson’s Mill, except for the 8 original millstones, which came from France. Each one weighed 900 kg!

The mill has been in continuous operation since its opening in 1860 with all its original equipment and systems in place.

M.K. Dickinson & Joseph Currier built 4 mills that ran on water power; the saw mill, flour mill (Watson’s Mill), carding mill, and the bung & spile mill. 

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Why You Should Go...

Nestled at the heart of Manotick village, Watson’s Mill and Dickinson Square share a remarkable past rooted in Canadian history and industrial ingenuity. Built in 1860 along the shores of the Rideau River, Watson’s Mill remains active as a working water-powered flour mill and is the only industrial heritage site in Ottawa.

Conveniently located only 25 minutes south of downtown Ottawa, Dickinson Square also boasts Dickinson House, which displays the heritage home of past mill owners, the Manotick Dam, Watson’s Mill’s Famous Used Book Store, and Manotick’s Remembrance Park.

Live milling demonstrations are hosted each week, grinding flour the old-fashioned way. The stone-ground whole wheat flour is then availed for purchase.

Whether you are interested in industrial machines, historic homes, a stroll through the village with the family, or simply feeding the ducks, Watson’s Mill is the ideal site for your Ottawa day trip, providing a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle.

Open daily May through October from 10 am - 5 pm. For Mill events October - December.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: May, June, July, August, September, October

Hours:

10:00am - 5:00pm, Daily

Cost: Free

Available: Guided Tour

How You Can Follow...

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

Milling Demonstrations Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm. Please call to confirm times.

Tour Watson's Mill in 3D! Check out their full building virtual tour by visiting the Watson's Mill website.

Visit Watson’s Mill’s famous Used Book Store. Open May-October, Daily 10 am – 4 pm. Gently used books at unbelievable prices. It’s a reader’s paradise. 

Whole wheat bread made from Watson’s Mill stone-ground flour is available every Saturday and Sunday.  It’s hot, fresh, & delicious! 

Watson’s Mill also provides private tours, educational programs, and rental space for special occasions. 

Fun Facts

Local building materials were used to construct Watson’s Mill, except for the 8 original millstones, which came from France. Each one weighed 900 kg!

The mill has been in continuous operation since its opening in 1860 with all its original equipment and systems in place.

M.K. Dickinson & Joseph Currier built 4 mills that ran on water power; the saw mill, flour mill (Watson’s Mill), carding mill, and the bung & spile mill. 

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