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!

Beckman Mill County Park is open year round to the public. The mill is typically open on Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, May-October. UPDATE FOR 2021 – we are not currently having open hours.

Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! Your photo could be selected to be in the Friends of Beckman Mill 2022 Calendar! Click here to learn more. 

Upcoming Events

Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
Ice cream and cake, and root beer floats will be served in the shelter with John Sheehan playing his concertina.  Artists will be painting in different areas throughout the park for you to observe and ask questions.  There will several special activities for kids to express their artistic talent.  At 2:30 guests will be invited to crank the[...]
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Beckman Mill
Learn about historic trades by the demonstrators such as broom making, blacksmithing, wood carvers, basket weavers, and others.  Lots of music to be heard:  concertina music from 11-1, violin music from noon -2, sing-a-long music from 1-3, and banjo playing.  The grinding process will begin at noon at the mill and continue throughout the day.  The museum and gift[...]