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Watson's Mill

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Authentic working grist mill

How it used to be. Powered by the original multiple water turbines, you can watch the grain... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris G
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Ottawa, Canada
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went for christmas craft show

it was so much fun, to go for the christmas craft show, and see the talented people in the... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Linda K
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Ottawa, Canada
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Nestled in the heart of Manotick village, Watson's Mill has a remarkable past rooted in Canadian history and industrial ingenuity. Built in 1860 along the shores of the Rideau River, Watson's Mill remains active as a working water powered grist and...more
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5525 Dickinson Street, Manotick, Ottawa, Ontario K4M 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

How it used to be. Powered by the original multiple water turbines, you can watch the grain passing through the system and coming out as flour. The entire building rumbles as the turbines spin. Grinding only takes place on Sundays between 1pm and 3pm. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

it was so much fun, to go for the christmas craft show, and see the talented people in the community. From sweaters, to sweets, to jams . there was something for everyone!!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Watson's M, Manager at Watson's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you for your review Linda K. We love all the local talent at our Christmas Craft Market too! The Market keeps getting bigger and better so we hope to see you back again this year.

Reviewed October 4, 2018

A wonderful stroll by the river and across the Dam. The mill is steeped in history and the very texture of the stone building is a welcoming and calming sight. Don't miss the memorial site a short walk away and the poignant statue of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Watson's M, Manager at Watson's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you lesliea537 for your review. We a re glad you enjoyed your time in Manotick and Dickinson Square. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 27, 2018

What an experience to see how a historic Mill operated in the good old days. Beautiful sandstone building on the river. Loved the time spent there with information readily given.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Watson's M, Manager at Watson's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you Ann B for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our site as much as we do and hope to welcome you back to Watson's Mill soon!

Reviewed August 22, 2018

Great historical site. Friendly staff. Beautiful location- great park behind the mill. Be sure to visit the Dickenson House too.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Watson's M, Manager at Watson's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank You MaryAnne B for your review. Our staff really enjoys meeting people from all over the world and work hard to ensure each visit is unique. We appreciate that you have taken the time to share your positive experience with us. We hope to...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018

One of the only operating Mills in North America, you can buy bread made from the stone ground flour! The Ghost story has been told before, but is best heard here in person.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Manotick is a beautiful little town and the Mill the jewel of Manotick. While the Mill doesn't offer much to do, views are excellent and the Mill well preserved. I would wholeheartedly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

This is a lovely location in the summer and the folks who run the Mill are very informative in their information and subsequent displays. I did not want to go up to the top floor but when at my husbands insistence but it felt uncomfortable...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Just stopped on a whim; glad we did. This mill is a short, fun walk through. You can see the exhibits up close and get a real feel for what it was like working in a grist mill. They say if you visit on a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Watson's M, Manager at Watson's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Thank you for your review Deborah. We appreciate that you have taken the time to share your experience of our unique site. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Had a super afternoon touring the mill, museum and vendors. Did some shopping and stopped for a glass of wine. Sure wish someone carried a little more variety of Merlot.

Date of experience: June 2018
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occams-razor
November 14, 2017|
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Response from Watson's M | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There is no admission fee to enter Watson's Mill. Guided tours and our Sunday Milling Demonstrations are also free. There is a fee to participate in some of our special events. Please visit our... More
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Linda A
April 3, 2017|
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Watson's Mill is still a functioning flour mill therefore for food safety and sanitary purposes we do not allow dogs inside of the building. In the interest of all we also ask that visitors refrain from bringing their pets... More
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