Welcome to Beckman Mill!

We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2015! 

In 2015 Friends of Beckman Mill celebrates 25 years of lovingly restoring this beautiful mill and surrounding buildings.  We invite you celebrate with us at our various events throughout the Summer and Fall.

Beckman Mill is located at Beckman Mill County Park,  6 miles west of Beloit, Wisconsin. On the grounds of the 50-acre county park you will see an authentically restored 1868 grist mill, a new dam, mill pond,fish ladder, foot bridge, saw mill display, 1840s cooperage, visitor center, gift shop, creamery, blacksmith shop, picnic shelter, vintage garden, nature trail and more.

The showpiece of the park is the Beckman Mill, the restoration of which was completed in 1997 by the Friends of Beckman Mill’s volunteer work crew. It is operational with power being supplied by its original 1860s water driven Leffel turbine. In the event alternate power is needed, the mill can be operated by its vintage two-cylinder gasoline engine.

The mill was built shortly after the Civil War by millwright William Howe of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. In 1882 it was acquired by August Beckmann who had previously operated mills in nearby Juda and Hanover. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

We invite you to come visit us!

The mill is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, May-October.

Upcoming Events

Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
HERITAGE SUNDAY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th 11 AM TO 4 PM Mill and Cooperage Tours, Craft Items & Displays, Antique Cars, Tractors, Machinery, Military, Carriage Rides, Music by the Mill Road Band plus great food and more.
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
              SEPT. 26TH & 27TH Guest Speakers, Cake & Refreshments and More!
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Beckman Mill
              We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary by inviting your to Renew Your Wedding Vows @ 2:00pm.   Rev. Larry Froemming will perform a group ceremony for married couples to renew their wedding vows.  Certificates will be given and a photographer will be there.  Please register and pay $10 before Sept. 15th.[...]
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day Beckman Mill
“History on Raccoon Creek” – Encampment OCT. 2- 4