Welcome to Watson’s Mill

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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

June 5 – October 11
Monday – Sunday
10am – 4:30pm
*Please note that dates are subject to change dependent on Covid-19 restrictions and shutdowns.

Watson’s Mill Office

Starting March 1
Monday – Friday
10am – 3pm

We require all visitors to make an appointment before arriving at our office.
Please call 613-692-6455 or info@watsonsmill.com.

Used Book Store

CLOSED due to province wide Covid-19 lockdown.
Donations are NOT being accepted at this time.

Dickinson HousE

May 22 – October 11
Wednesday – Sunday
10am – 4:30pm


General Admission

FREE for all ages!

Booking Tours & 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

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
$3 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.