Hanford Mills Museum

51 County Route 12
East Meredith, New York 13757


Hanford Mills Museum


An operating mill site since 1846, Hanford Mills has harnessed the waters of Kortright Creek to support itself and its surrounding community for nearly 200 years. For the last fifty years, the mill has fulfilled this mission as a museum and historic mill site. By bringing to life historic choices and processes, the mill inspires exploration of the intersections between historic and current stories of community, energy, technology, and natural resources.

Its significance as one of the last nineteenth century mills to survive intact earned it a place on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The mill now operates seasonally, open on Wednesday through Sunday from mid-May to mid-October.

Hanford Mills Museum is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


New York Heritage Logo in Greyscale

Photos from the Elma Mitchell Collection.

Main Street under Snow

Photographs from East Meredith, New York, around Hanford Mills. 

New York Heritage Logo in Greyscale

Postcards from the Hanford Mills Museum, showing the areas around East Meredith, NY.

Horace D. Hanford with Bicycle

Photographs from East Meredith taken by Horace Hanford.

New York Heritage Logo in Greyscale

Images from the Jean Schroeder Collection of the Hanford Mills Museum.