Welcome to Beckman Mill!

 

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

May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
Opening day is set for Saturday, May 6 from noon – 4 p.m. at Beckman Mill County Park, located west of Beloit.  This year’s theme is “Horsin’ Around the Mill”. Chuck wagon chili served with corn muffins made with cornmeal ground at the mill will be for sale in the shelter at the park.  Pop,[...]
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
Help Restore the 1912 Overland Car! The Friends of Beckman Mill will hold a Metal Drive on May 6, 2017 from noon – 4 at the Beckman Mill in conjunction with their Opening Day festivities.  The proceeds will be used to restore a 1912 Overland car that the group uses for events. Any scrap metal[...]
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
We’re open for tours Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-4pm – May-Oct. We have corn grinding on the 1st Sat of each month.      
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
We’re open for tours Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-4pm – May-Oct. We have corn grinding on the 1st Sat of each month.