Welcome to Watson’s Mill

Watson’s Mill is a museum and historical centre that celebrates Manotick and its history. The building is an 1860s water powered grist and flour mill built by Moss Kent Dickinson and Joseph Currier, who together founded the village of Manotick. Today Watson’s Mill continues to grind flour while helping visitors explore the past and conserving the site for the future.

Hours & Location

Watson’s Mill

September 9 – October 9
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
10am – 5pm

OFFICE of Watson’s Mill

Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm

Used Book Store

May 21 – October 10
7 Days a week
10am – 4pm

October 14 – 16
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
10am – 4pm

CLOSED October 21-23 for a special event.

October 28 – December 4
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
10am – 4pm

Donations accepted.

Dickinson House

September 9 – October 9
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
10am – 4pm


General Admission

FREE for all ages!
FREE guided tours upon arrival on site.
Groups of 10 or more people must book in advance.

Booking Programs

Watson’s Mill offers a range of customizable tours and programs… we’ll even come to you!
To learn more about a programming options please visit our Programs page.

To discuss your options and make a booking contact:
Elaine Eagen
Programming & Visitor Experience Manager

Group Tours (10 or more People)

Watson’s Mill provides structured visits and tours for groups of 10 or more people.
Groups of 10 or more are required to make an advanced reservation.

Group Tour Cost (per person):
$2 Watson’s Mill
$2 Dickinson House
$4 Watson’s Mill & Dickinson House




PO Box 145
Manotick, ON
K4M 1A2

Recognition of Territory

Watson’s Mill is built on un-ceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory.

The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia. Their culture and presence have nurtured and continue to nurture this land.

Watson’s Mill honours the peoples and land of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation.

Watson’s Mill honours all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this land.