Visitor Information

Travel Info

THE PICKWICK MILL will be open MAY through OCTOBER, NOON-5PM, Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. Open on Holidays. Address: 24813 County Road 7, Winona, Minnesota.

TOURS at other times available by appointment. Please call 507-457-0499

Sorry but we are unable to accept credit cards at this time, only cash or checks.

Join us on September 8 for Pickwick Mill Day. See the equipment run using only the waterwheel!

Pickwick Mill Wheel




Guest Book


A few years ago, I got in touch with Pickwick Mill because I was writing a book about Charles Dickens’s novel The Pickwick Papers, and I was intrigued by the fact that the town of Pickwick, and the mill itself, took their names from Dickens. I thought you might be interested a piece of news: the book will be published in May by Random House (in the UK) and in June by Farrar, Straus & Giroux (in the USA) . It is called Death and Mr Pickwick - and it is actually a novel about the events surrounding the creation of The Pickwick Papers. Towards of my novel, there is indeed a section in which I mention both the town of Pickwick and the mill.
You can find out more at
where there are also links to the publishers’ sites, and where I can be contacted.
Best wishes
Stephen Jarvis

January 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephen Jarvis

It's been years since I've been back to Pickwick, but think of "the good old days" often. Good to see that the old mill is still perking along. Have fun on your mill days celebration. Wish I was there.

Beautiful new road and bridge to the mill from highway 61. Don't be afraid to come and visit now.

July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLoretta Davis

Great website you have :)


May 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNiels

Visited on Saturday, July 16, 2011. Spent several hours and am already thinking about coming back. Found the mill very interesting, well kept, excellent volunteer staff/owners and -- most important to me -- found some great genealogy information on my family. Winnie and Bernard Armitage were my grandparents, Carole Armitage, my mother. Thank you Mr. Gunderson and Mrs. Opal Fitch, made me feel like I had a real connection with my family's past! MJ

July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMJ Templeton

Looking to visit sometime soon. We have family on the Oates/Malenke side from there and would be interested on any information anyone could provide.

July 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Oates Hegge

We tried to get to the mill today from off of US hwy 61 up cty 7 but the road construction prevented us from getting to the mill. Then we went up cty 3 to cty 12 and down cty 7 from the other end with the same result.. road construction prevented us from reaching the mill. My wife and I took vacation from work today and we checked your website this morning before driving all the way there. It sure would have been nice if your site had told us that the mill was not accessable because of road construction. To prevent other travelers from driving and not being able to reach would be appreciated by all I am sure. Thank you.

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark Koenig

What a great experience! We went for a day trip yesterday from the Cities, and it was a lot of fun. The guide knew a lot, and it was neat just to see all the old tools and how things work. Well worth the trip!

May 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen and Rich

Greetings from the 3rd Minn. Regt. Vol. Inf. Co. C.,

Dear Sir,

Don’t be surprised if you see our whole unit come for a visit to the mill as we share a time in history. Besides we’re running low on Army Bread and our bakers need more flour. Why we’ll even bring our hardtack crates and if it takes a day or two why we’ll set an encampment till they’re filled. Ya just can’t go on the march without a sack of tooth busters.

1st Sgt Bianchi
3rd Minn. Regt. Vol. Inf. Co.C

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter1st Sgt. Bianchi

Looking forward to visiting this during the next year. I've been past it, but haven't stopped by.

This website needs some more photos of the mill!

September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohnaLee

What an interesting place. It was cool.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBranden Jastram


June 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn randolph

At least once a year we bring our grandchildren out for a Mill event. It's great to visit a full fledged, operating mill.

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Nagel
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