Watson’s Mill and Dickinson House

Nestled in the heart of Manotick Village, Dickinson Square shares a remarkable past rooted in industrial ingenuity and the foundation of our community. Built in 1860 along the shores of the Rideau River, Watson’s Mill remains active as a working water powered flour mill. Dickinson House, built in 1867, would become the home of all the Mill’s owners and remains open to the public as a heritage house museum.

Dickinson Square is the historical centre of Manotick and is comprised of Watson’s Mill, Dickinson House and the Carriage Shed. The site is run by the not-for-profit Watson’s Mill Manotick Inc.

Admission Information

Opening Hours:

  • May 20 – September 4, 7 days a week, 10am – 4pm
  • September 8 – October 8, Friday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
  • October 9 – December 9, Special Events Only


Entry by donation, suggested $2 per person


Plan Your Visit

Email: info@watsonsmill.com

Phone: 613-692-6455

Address: 5525 Dickinson St, Manotick, ON K4M 1A2