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51 County Highway 12, Meredith, NY 13757-9998
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JTA wrote a review Oct 2019
Liverpool, New York374 contributions28 helpful votes
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Our family visited this museum during the Woodsmen's Festival being held here. This (working) mill and museum is absolutely fantastic. To see all the working saws and how life used to be during the mills heyday was unforgettable. We watched in awe as the water wheel spun, and the furnace powered the steam engine. Our teen was engaged with the museum volunteers and the stories they told. This was a one of a kind, and probably once in a lifetime experience for us. If anyone has the opportunity to take young people to see this piece of history, it is certainly worth the stop.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from HanfordMillsMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hanford Mills Museum
Responded Aug 4, 2020
Wow! Your review was wonderful to read. I am so happy you and your family enjoyed your visit and the opportunity to experience the power of the past.
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Traveler802608 wrote a review Sep 2019
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We visited Hanford Mills Museum with our kids and grandchildren not knowing what to expect. We arrived around 11 AM and left three hours later delighted, educated, and entertained. Our tour was handled by three different women as we moved through the mill grounds and buildings. All were interesting and knowledgeable. My grandchildren were kept interested and involved with hands-on activities including manually grinding grain and hammering nails. Most fascinating was to see the historic equipment including the water wheel and saws in actual operation. It was like a glimpse back in time. We finished the day with a picnic lunch on one of their tables overlooking the mill pond. A delightful visit all around.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from HanfordMillsMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hanford Mills Museum
Responded Sep 6, 2019
We are thrilled that you and your kids and grandchildren had a great time at Hanford Mills. We work hard to ensure that the Museum is a place where people of all ages can connect to the power of the past. We hope you can come again for one of our festivals. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience.
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Pamela F wrote a review Jul 2019
Houston, Texas30 contributions12 helpful votes
1800's working grist and saw mill. Staff were very knowledgable about the workings of the entire mill. It was fascinating to learn how Mr. Hanford spearheaded development in his little part of the world. We spent an hour there and we could of been there longer. One of the best parts was seeing the sawmill in action. We drove down from Cooperstown for the tour (our son was playing baseball there). Highly recommend for adults and children. Well worth the trip!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from HanfordMillsMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hanford Mills Museum
Responded Jul 7, 2019
We are always glad to have baseball families come for a visit! Glad that you made the trip and enjoyed hearing about the Hanfords and seeing the sawmill in action. Come again.
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kurt m wrote a review Jun 2019
Binghamton, New York10 contributions
We toured the site on a rainy day and it was VERY educational and run by a very pleasant, helpful and well-informed staff! The mill itself provides a wealth of information and Mr. Hanford was well ahead of his time with all that he was involved with in running a business and employing people in a small community. Our guide, Luke, was great! It was so nice to talk to, ask questions and learn from people who seem to love their jobs! What a asset to NY State! We will be back and have already told many of our experience. Kurt & Kelly M.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from HanfordMillsMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hanford Mills Museum
Responded Jun 20, 2019
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Hanford Mills Museum and are planning to return again. We have several fun events coming up, like the Independence Day Celebration on July 4th, the Antique Engine Jamboree on September 7, and the Woodsmen's Festival on October 5. We do love our job here at Hanford Mills helping visitors "explore the power of the past." Thanks for recommending us to others. We look forward to seeing you again at Hanford Mills.
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John D wrote a review Sep 2018
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice location worth the trip. Really brings to life the workings of this mill from the 1800's. Took four children ages 5-12,they were engaged and interested through out the tour. You get hands on and in depth view of different buildings, machines, the water wheel, there is an education center building as well.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from HanfordMillsMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hanford Mills Museum
Responded Sep 4, 2018
Thank you John for the review and for visiting Hanford Mills Museum. We especially like to hear that all four children had a good time, we are always adding new activities for children and teens. Hope you come again, perhaps for one of our special events, like the Antique Engine Jamboree & Powerfest on Sept. 8, the Woodsmen's Festival on October 13, or the Ice Harvest Festival, which is held on the first Saturday in February, (2/2/19). Thanks again!
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