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.
Fundraising Raffle Held May 7-Sept 11, 2022
Support the Friends Of Beckman Mill by purchasing raffle tickets! First prize is a die cast model of a 1947 Studebaker pickup truck which was made from measurements taken of the late Buzz Beckman’s own truck and a $40 FBM gift card, second prize is one-of-a-kind hand painted (by the late Judy Pulaski) tin plate showing a winter scene of the mill and a $30 FBM gift card. Third prize is a limited edition wooden plaque with a laser Beckman Mill scene. $5 each or 6/$20. Tickets can be purchased at the gift shop on the open days.
We invite you to come visit us!
Beckman Mill County Park is open year round to the public. The mill is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, May-October.