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I had been wanting to take this tour for a long time. It is a fascinating look at how Biddeford entered the industrial revolution. The large pictoral kiosks in the entrance area are wonderful. They gave a good feel for how it was when alive with workers and machines. The…
The personal insights from the tour guides, who are former employees of the mill, added so much to the experience.
The tour is conducted by former employees of the West Point Pepperell Textile Mills and traces the history of the mills from their construction in the 1800's to their closure in 2009. It offers a glimpse into the daily activities at the mill and the wide ethnic diversity of the…
Reserve your place on the mill tour at least a day ahead of time and be prepared to arrive at the mills by 9:45 am. The tour will run until noon. You can prepare for yur tour by going to their website and view the photos of the mills in their heyday. The looms are long gone, but…
We toured the mill with a group from Kennebunk. Fascinating details of tghe construction and history of the mill and iys operation for over 150 years. The number of different ethnic groups that worked in the mill and the folks who helped in the building and operation of the mill…
Biddeford Mills Museum offers visitors a peak into the past, the present, and the future. The mills located at the heart of downtown Biddeford served as the economic engine for the city. Now the manufacturing operation has closed, but redevelopment is rampant. Tours of the mill…