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1920’s living history Mill

4 times a year is when they fire up the engines and work the Mill. Impressive to see it working... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
Petaluma, California
Old Fashion Saw Mill

This is a must see for anyone, especially families with children. It is not only entertaining but... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2019
Sebastopol, California
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2150 Green Hill Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472-9306
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

4 times a year is when they fire up the engines and work the Mill. Impressive to see it working. All the operation is run by volunteers who are very helpful and informative. The tours take about an hour. All of this is free but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

This is a must see for anyone, especially families with children. It is not only entertaining but teaches the history of the mill.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Boninob
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This historic mill is a labor of love for the volunteers that run it. Best to visit during nice weather since it is all outdoors.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steve Z
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Several times a year this restored 1920s-era saw mill opens to the public (free event). The beautiful forested surroundings, interesting demonstrations and tour, along with the friendly informative people made this a really enjoyable experience! The Restoration Project volunteers have done a wonderful job bringing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peggy625
Reviewed October 21, 2018

There are very few functional steam powered saw mills left and one of them is near the San Francisco Bay Area. The Sturgeons Mill began operation in 1913 approximately seven miles West of the present location. In 1922 the mill was moved to its present...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Traveling_Polymath
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The gates open at 10am. Do not be late because the parking lot was 75% full at 9:45. The army of volunteers are all dressed as 1920s lumber workers with suspenders. Tooting and screaming whistles supply the high tones. The chug, chug, puff, puff, hiss,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Sturgeons Mill is a great Saturday afternoon activity. The Mill is operated solely by volunteers, so they only fire it up four times a year. Check the website for dates, it's worth it!

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Amanda R
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Really fun place to see how an old time mill works. I highly recommend the public demonstrations. Very worth the drive and time. Beautiful setting!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Amy M
Reviewed October 6, 2016

This old sawmill is an absolute gold mine of history. Steam powered saws, separators, hoists, planers etc are everywhere and allow one to get close to see the operation in detail. Saws are actually in operation - with big redwood logs being cut into slabs...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Walt53
Reviewed August 8, 2016

A delightful and interesting visit to the past, take the children, be careful, watch local enthusiasts cut huge logs.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank pinkpeacemaker
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Dawn O
March 26, 2019|
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Response from Peggy625 | Reviewed this property |
They set 4 dates a year for their public demonstrations of the mill. Trip Advisor won't allow me to send you the link, but you can easily do a Google search to find more info. In the meantime, here are the 2019 dates: May... More