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 in this preserved woolen mill, 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.

The Watkins Mill State Park also has biking, hiking, and equestrian trails.

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