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.

Upcoming Events

Jul
9
Sat
Beckman Mill Tours
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re open for tours Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-4pm, starting May 7through the end of October.

On the 1st Sat of each month we have corn grinding.Beckman Mill Beloit Wisconsin (10)

Jul
10
Sun
Beckman Mill Tours
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re open for tours Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-4pm, starting May 7through the end of October.

On the 1st Sat of each month we have corn grinding.Beckman Mill Beloit Wisconsin (10)

Jul
16
Sat
Beckman Mill Tours
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re open for tours Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-4pm, starting May 7through the end of October.

On the 1st Sat of each month we have corn grinding.Beckman Mill Beloit Wisconsin (10)

Jul
17
Sun
Ice Cream Social and Artists In The Park @ Beckman Mill
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

11143441_987285567968610_7759077251016310498_nIce 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 handle to make homemade ice cream.  Corn will be ground by the original 1858 turbine and water power.  The museum and gift shop will be open also.  There is no charge for the activities or treats, but donations are appreciated so that the Friends group can continue to keep history alive! Call 608-751-1551 for more info.

 

 

 

Beckman Mill Tours
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re open for tours Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-4pm, starting May 7through the end of October.

On the 1st Sat of each month we have corn grinding.Beckman Mill Beloit Wisconsin (10)

Jul
23
Sat
Beckman Mill Tours
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re open for tours Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-4pm, starting May 7through the end of October.

On the 1st Sat of each month we have corn grinding.Beckman Mill Beloit Wisconsin (10)