Visitor Information

Mailing Address:
26521 County Rd. 7,
Winona, Minnesota 55987
Location Address:
24813 County Rd. 7,
Winona, Minnesota 55987 

Days and Hours of Operation
The Pickwick Mill will be open
* Weekends during May, September, and October
* Tuesday through Sunday during June, July, and August
Hours of operation:
10AM - 5PM Tuesday through Saturday
11AM - 5PM Sunday
Tours at other times available by appointment. Call 507-457-0499,
507-457-3296, 507-457-9658

Ticket Purchase
Tickets cost $3 adults, $2 teenagers over age 12, $1 children age 12 or under. Group tour prices available.

 

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The Pickwick Mill was built from 1856 to 1858 by Thomas Grant and Wilson Davis and is one of the oldest water powered gristmills found in southeast Minnesota. The mill was constructed as a sawmill then converted to a flour, grist mill, on the banks of Big Trout Creek located in Pickwick Minnesota. The mill ran 24 hours a day during the Civil War and produced 100 barrels daily for the Union Army. After the war, the mill became a flour-milling center for most of southern Minnesota and portions of Iowa and Wisconsin.

The mill was built from locally quarried limestone, with a timber frame that was so closely fit, that nails were not used (outside of the floor). The six story building was severely damaged in 1907 when a tornado took off the roof and top storage room. The mill was then retrofitted with a flat plank roof. The mill has been restored to a gable roof that is reminiscent of the original design.

Today the mill is administered as a historic site by Pickwick Mill Inc., a privately funded, non-profit organization.

 

PICKWICK MILL DAY  You will not want to miss this year's Pickwick Mill Day in Beautiful Pickwick, Mn on County Road 7, off Highway 61 Saturday Sept. 13th, 2014. New this year and gaining interest is our area La Crosse Log rollers on the mill pond. Spills and thrills for everyone, catch a breakfast of pancakes and sausage from 7-10:00 am. Bake sale all day, 9 am-3 pm silent auction,
log rolling late morning, tour the mill with the 20 foot water wheel powering all the antique machinery at 11:00 and 1:30. New antique tool museum on 4th floor, don't miss it. Noon lunch will be served, and a tractor club will display all the finest machines during midday activities. Experience history like never before with a rope maker, flintknapper, potterer, spinner, weaver and blacksmith. Watch out for area fire department water fights at the mill pond in early afternoon. Tap your foot under the big tent to Misty Mountain Bluegrass in the morning and Ron's Old Time Polka Band in the afternoon. But please help keep our museum your museum forever and for everyone by buying raffle tickets to keep it going, drawing at 4 pm and you need not be there. Donate and buy a membership, very inexpensive way to serve history, and be a part of it. For tickets or information, call: 507 452 9658, 507 452 0964, or 507 457 0499.