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Watson’s Mill

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


Museum Hours, starting Saturday, May 18:

  • Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 4:45 pm

Used Book Store Hours

  • Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm


Entry by donation, suggested $2 per person


Plan Your Visit


Phone: 613-692-6455

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