Watkins Woolen Mill State Park & State Historic Site
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Watkins Woolen Mill

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Learn about the 1800's American life, farming, business, technology, and more at this restored 19th Century woolen mill and museum.

Watkins Woolen Mill is home to North America’s finest collection of mid-19th century textile machinery.

Established in 1839 by Waltus L. Watkins and his family, the Watkins Woolen Mill is a perfect destination for history buffs. Visitors touring the site get to take a look back into work and life in the 1800's. The three-story woolen mill building, complete with intact mid-nineteenth century textile machinery, provides guests with a close-up experience with the Industrial Revolution in rural America.

Guests can take a walking tour of the historical sites at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park.

In addition to the museum and historic grounds, Watkins Mill offers3.75 mile hiking trail around Williams Creek Lake and a campground and picnic areas.

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