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Watson's Mill

5525 Dickinson Street, Manotick, Ottawa, Ontario K4M 1A2, Canada
+1 613-692-6455
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Great place to stop when driving along the Rideau

Manotick is a great little town south of Ottawa and Watson's Mill is a great piece of local... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Wingz101
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Ottawa, Canada
Nice old mill

Interesting visit, nice walking trail beside the water or over the bridge. Museum next door as well.

Reviewed February 27, 2018
Trish W
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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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+1 613-692-6455
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Manotick is a great little town south of Ottawa and Watson's Mill is a great piece of local history. There is also a smaller Museum across the across the street, called The Dickinson House. Both deal with the history, Mill owners & politics of the...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Interesting visit, nice walking trail beside the water or over the bridge. Museum next door as well.

Thank Trish W
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Every time we have visitors/guests we take them for a stroll by the Mill, and over the bridge and back. They always have events going on, and the Halloween nights are particularly special for the little ones, as teens are volunteers all dressed up as...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Went to the "spooky" event night. Great makeup. Lots of scares with bodies popping out of the woodwork. Well organizing and laid out. Wonderful for all of us.

Thank CJ M
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Just by chance we came across Watson's Mill on the last day of our holiday. Unfortunately, it was a Monday and it was closed! (closed Monday & Tuesday in the Fall/Autumn). However, a very nice lady called Elaine opened up the mill and kindly gave...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

This grist mill dates back to pre confederation times for Manotick. It was vital to the residents of the area. Well preserved artifacts and on site guides for the summer.

Thank 33Hickory49
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

We were in the town for lunch and found the old mill. It is absolutely beautiful and we had a wonderful tour by very informative guides. The picture for Watson's Mill here is actually of the house across the street from the mill which you...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Although this is a free attraction I strongly recommend making a donation. On entering the mill we were greeted by a member of staff who offered us a long or short guided tour. We opted for the short tour which basically covered the ground floor....More

Thank Ged M
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Gorgeous old Mill with a wonderful tour. When you're done wander out onto the bridge and walk around the are. This is a pretty spot with opportunity to wander around the area and enjoy the river running by. Very peaceful.

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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

We took a historic stoll through this landmark in the town. The tour was good and informative. However, much of the artifacts were imported from other places and not necessarily originated in the landmark.

Thank Joshin G
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occams-razor
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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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