Watson’s Mill is a unique 1860’s grist and flour mill located in Manotick, on the shores of the Rideau River.
Milling demonstrations take place each Sunday from 1pm – 3pm from May 21st to October 8th.
A working industrial heritage site in greater Ottawa, it has a remarkable history linked to local politics, the building of a country, and a tragic love story.
5525 Dickinson Street
Manotick, ON K4M 1A2
Hours of operation:
May 20th to October 15th: Daily, 10am – 5pm
Carriage Shed Office: Weekdays, 10am – 4pm
Used Book Sale: May 20th to October 9th, Daily 10am – 4pm.
May 20th to September 4th: Daily 10am – 5pm
September 5th to December 17th: Weekends and Holidays, 11 am – 4pm
How to get there?
Regular daily activities:
- Daily 10-5pm: WATSON’S MILL – Free, donations welcome. Guided tours and historical interpretation. Offered by costumed interpretive staff
- Daily 10-4pm: USED BOOK SALE – Travelers from all over drop by to pick up a few books. Always a place of lively conversation on all topics.
- Daily 10-5pm: DICKINSON HOUSE – Manotick, free, donations welcome. Tour Dickinson’s historic house and visit the special 2017 exhibit of “A Walk through the Decades”.