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 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
You’ve all been waiting for this! Our season opening day! Noon-4pm   Come on out and enjoy Mill Tours and Chili & Cornbread. The cornbread is made from our very own stone ground cornmeal! Yummy!  
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
You’re invited to our Ice Cream Social. Enjoy a beautiful day at the Mill and on the grounds. Watch artists create their next masterpiece before your eyes. Enjoy Mill Tours and, of course, ice cream! Noon-4pm      
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
One of the most popular events we hold each year!  Enjoy Historic Demonstrators, Mill Tours, delicious food, classic cars and a facinating Timeline of soldiers defending America.