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Beckman Mill Guided Tours

The mill, gift shop, and museum are open every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 pm, May 4th through October 27th, 2024. Corn Grinding and new this year, Blacksmith Demonstrating, will be featured on the first Saturday of every month.

2024 Special Events at Beckman Mill



History of 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.

Ice Cream Social at Beckman Mill

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.

Beloit Wisconsin’s Historic Beckman Mill

The mill was built shortly after the Civil War by millwright William Howe of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. In 1882 it was acquired by August Beckman who had previously operated mills in nearby Juda and Hanover. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

Beloit Wisconsin’s Historic Beckman Mill

Beckman Mill Park’s Visitor Center

Beckman Mill Park’s Visitor Center was constructed by the Friends of Beckman Mill’s volunteer work crew. It was completed in 2006 and is patterned after Herman and Augusta Griinke’s creamery that was once on the property. The Visitor Center serves as a gift shop and includes a creamery display, a blacksmith shop display and modern rest rooms. An office and meeting room are on the second floor. The visitor center is open Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m., May through October.

Beloit Wisconsin’s Historic Beckman Mill

Beckman Mill County Park

Beckman Mill County Park offers a park shelter with picnic tables available on a rental basis. For more information, click here or call 608-757-5450.

Beloit Wisconsin’s Historic Beckman Mill

Amenities Include: Picnic shelter with 12 tables and electricity, other picnic tables scattered throughout the park, nature trails, heritage garden, accessible fishing pier, covered bridge, dam with millpond and unique fish ladder, sawmill display, restrooms, drinking water, and cooking grills.

Beckman Mill
11600 S. County Road H
Beloit, WI 53511

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