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.

Enter the Mill

New for 2017: City of Ottawa Bicycle Tours: Manotick South and West

5525 Dickinson Street
Manotick, ON K4M 1A2
Tel: 613-692-6455

Hours of operation:
Watson’s Mill:
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.

Dickinson House:
May 20th to September 4th: Daily 10am – 5pm
September 5th to December 17th: Weekends and Holidays, 11 am – 4pm

By donation.

How to get there?

Coming events

Regular daily activities:

  • Daily 10-5pmWATSON’S MILL – Free, donations welcome. Guided tours and historical interpretation. Offered by costumed interpretive staff
  • Daily 10-4pmUSED BOOK SALE – Travelers from all over drop by to pick up a few books.  Always a place of lively conversation on all topics.
  • Daily 10-5pmDICKINSON HOUSE – Manotick, free, donations welcome. Tour Dickinson’s historic house and visit the special 2017 exhibit of “A Walk through the Decades”.