Our Re-Opening and COVID-19 Policies

Both the Mill and our Bookstore are now open!

We can’t wait to see our Mill family!

We have planned carefully to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, volunteers and their families. We’ve put extensive safety measures in place to follow provincial guidelines regarding Covid-19. This includes reducing the amount of visitors in the Mill at one time to allow for physical distancing.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!

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

Hours of Operation

Watson’s Mill
May 16-October 12
Wednesday-Sunday 10am – 4:30pm

Watson’s Mill Office
January 6-December 18
Call for appointment at 613-692-6455

The Used Book Store
May 9-October 12
Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-4pm


General Admission

Group Admission, Tours & Educational Programs

Large groups (10 or more people) require advanced reservation/ notice.

Please contact 613-692-6455 or programs@watsonsmill.com to discuss group entry, tours and educational programs.

Watson’s Mill: $2 per person

Watson’s Mill & Dickinson House: $3 per person

Educational Program: $4 per person

Vision and Mandate

The industrial experience of living social heritage of Dickinson Square.

To create a social, cultural, and educational heritage experience for the enjoyment of the community and visitors by preserving and operating the 19th-century building and its equipment as a working flour and feed mill.

Location and Contact

5525 Dickinson Street
Manotick, Ontario
K4M 1A2