About Us

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
Daily 10am – 5pm

Flour Grind: Sundays 10-12pm

Watson’s Mill Office
January 6-December 18
Monday – Friday, 10am -4pm

The Used Book Store
May 9-October 12
Daily 10am – 4pm

Manotick Farmer’s Market
June-October 10
Saturdays, 9am – 3pm


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