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Watson's Mill

5525 Dickinson Street, Manotick, Ottawa, Ontario K4M 1A2, Canada
+1 613-692-6455
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Dickinson Day Delight

Had a super afternoon touring the mill, museum and vendors. Did some shopping and stopped for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
waderap
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Ottawa, Canada
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Great place to stop when driving along the Rideau

Manotick is a great little town south of Ottawa and Watson's Mill is a great piece of local... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Wingz101
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Ottawa, Canada
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Nestled in the heart of Manotick village, Watson's Mill has a remarkable past rooted in Canadian history and industrial ingenuity. Built in 1860 along the shores of the Rideau River, Watson's Mill remains active as a working water powered grist and flour mill. Come and explore Ottawa's only industrial heritage site! Watson's Mill Manotick Incorporated is a non-profit organization. It's mandate is to preserve Watson's Mill as a working heritage grist and flour mill, and as an educational, social and cultural focal point for the community and visitors. Watson's Mill is a seasonal site open May - October.
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5525 Dickinson Street, Manotick, Ottawa, Ontario K4M 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a super afternoon touring the mill, museum and vendors. Did some shopping and stopped for a glass of wine. Sure wish someone carried a little more variety of Merlot.

Thank waderap
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Manotick is a great little town south of Ottawa and Watson's Mill is a great piece of local history. There is also a smaller Museum across the across the street, called The Dickinson House. Both deal with the history, Mill owners & politics of the...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Interesting visit, nice walking trail beside the water or over the bridge. Museum next door as well.

Thank Trish W
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Every time we have visitors/guests we take them for a stroll by the Mill, and over the bridge and back. They always have events going on, and the Halloween nights are particularly special for the little ones, as teens are volunteers all dressed up as...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Went to the "spooky" event night. Great makeup. Lots of scares with bodies popping out of the woodwork. Well organizing and laid out. Wonderful for all of us.

Thank CJ M
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Just by chance we came across Watson's Mill on the last day of our holiday. Unfortunately, it was a Monday and it was closed! (closed Monday & Tuesday in the Fall/Autumn). However, a very nice lady called Elaine opened up the mill and kindly gave...More

1  Thank 100_Pipers
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This grist mill dates back to pre confederation times for Manotick. It was vital to the residents of the area. Well preserved artifacts and on site guides for the summer.

Thank 33Hickory49
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were in the town for lunch and found the old mill. It is absolutely beautiful and we had a wonderful tour by very informative guides. The picture for Watson's Mill here is actually of the house across the street from the mill which you...More

Thank sanka65
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Although this is a free attraction I strongly recommend making a donation. On entering the mill we were greeted by a member of staff who offered us a long or short guided tour. We opted for the short tour which basically covered the ground floor....More

Thank Ged M
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Gorgeous old Mill with a wonderful tour. When you're done wander out onto the bridge and walk around the are. This is a pretty spot with opportunity to wander around the area and enjoy the river running by. Very peaceful.

Thank TooAmigos
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occams-razor
15 November 2017|
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Response from Watson's M | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There is no admission fee to enter Watson's Mill. Guided tours and our Sunday Milling Demonstrations are also free. There is a fee to participate in some of our special events. Please visit our... More
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Linda A
4 April 2017|
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Watson's Mill is still a functioning flour mill therefore for food safety and sanitary purposes we do not allow dogs inside of the building. In the interest of all we also ask that visitors refrain from bringing their pets... More
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