Mill House Museum Occoquan Reviews
Museum at the Mill Feb 18, 2008
The Mill House Museum is located in the former miller’s office of Merchant’s Mill. Merchant’s Mill was in operation from 1759 to 1924 and the ruins can be seen from the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Occoquan River. The mill did not utilize a large external water wheel, but is notable for employing piping and a gravity system to carry the water to power the milling operation.
The museum has a small collection of artifacts and photos relating to the village of Occoquan and its history. Outside, examples of the iron pipe used to channel water to operate the mill are on display. The docent on duty during our visit was very knowledgeable about the history of Occoquan. There is a story behind nearly every picturesque structure in the small town and this is the place to find out the backstory about places like the Rockledge Mansion and the Occoquan Work House. The museum has a map and informational leaflets for free distribution and a small sales shop.
Admission is free, though donations are accepted to keep the museum open.
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