2020 Virtual Christmas Market

This year, the Watson’s Mill team decided to continue our annual Christmas Market, but in a new way! Many of our favourite vendors have returned to offer their beautifully crafted works to our Mill family. Come shop with us and support local!


While online shopping may be new for some, we’ve made our virtual market an easy way to support our local artisans and find your next holiday gift -all while following physical distancing regulations.

Seasonal Closure and Bookstore

Watson’s Mill is now closed for the season! Thank you to everyone who supported us this year! We are so grateful to our entire Mill Family for helping us make this season a success while following our health and safety guidelines.

We have exciting news! The bookstore will remain open on Saturdays and Sundays from now until December 6th!

Our wonderful team of volunteers have decided to keep our beloved bookstore open into the beginning of December. On weekends only, the bookstore will be open from 10am-4pm. They accept payments of exact cash, debit or credit. We look forward to seeing our Mill bookworms there!

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

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
October 12-December 6th
Saturday and Sunday 10am-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