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Old Mill Heritage Centre & Post Office Museum
Rick Nelson
15 Old Mill Road
Kagawong

Phone: 705-282-1442
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Mailing Address:
15 Old Mill Road, Box 34
Kagawong, Ontario
P0P 1J0

Open:

From: Victoria weekend To: Thanksgiving

Hours: Summer: daily 10 am-4 pm; Spring & Fall: Wed-Sun 11 am-4 pm

Old Mill Heritage Centre & Post Office Museum

The Old Mill Heritage Centre building was originally a pulp mill built in 1925. The pulp was shipped by freighter to the United States to be processed into paper for Sears Roebuck catalogues. Later the mill was transformed into a hydroelectric generating station that supplied the island with power. The building now houses multi-media museum exhibits and the Old Mill Studios that do audio and video productions for families and organizations. Call 705-282-1442 for information.

The Heritage Centre features evocative exhibits with an abundance of artifacts that reflect the history of Billings Township. Notable displays include a collection of wedding gowns spanning generations, shipwreck artifacts, shipping memorabilia, military exhibits and archives of the famous Dodge family tragedy.

The adjacent Post Office Museum is a log cabin that was the former 1890 Spring Bay post office and general store. It houses pioneering tools, appliances and telephones.

Kagawong's beach, marina and park adjoin the site with plenty of free parking for visitors. An outdoor Farmers’ Market serves island products on Wednesdays 11 a.m.– 4 p.m., July to August.


Amenities
Facilities:
picnic tables
pavilion
gift shop
washrooms
Tours:
Audio Tour
Self Guided

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Additional Information:

     
Walk In:    Drive In:   
Parking Size: ;Trailer | Parking Cost: free |
Boat In:    Proximity to Shoreline: waterfront on Lake Huron-North Channel |
$free - (donations appreciated) per admission
Reservation Policy:

Group tours by appointment.

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