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

Closed for the 2021 season.

OFFICE of Watson’s Mill

Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm

The Watson’s Mill Office will be closed for the holiday season December 18 – January 4.

If you would like to visit our Office we require that you make an appointment in advance.
Please call 613-692-6455 or contact info@watsonsmill.com.

Used Book Store

Closed for the 2021 season.
NO DONATIONS at this time. The Book Store will begin collecting donations again in March 2022.

Dickinson House

Closed for the 2021 season.


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.