Franklin Creek Grist Mill & Interpretive Center

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Franklin Creek Grist Mill & Interpretive Center

1893 Twist Road
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
Lee County
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The Franklin Creek Grist Mill and Interpretive Center is a reconstructed, timber frame, four-story 1847 grist mill located within the Franklin Creek State Natural Area.

At the Mill you can watch the four-ton waterwheel as it powers pulleys and gears to turn the 4 ton millstone to grind corn like in the 1800s.  Other displays include milling equipment, 43 panels from native Illinois trees, fossil viewing in stone walls and there is a self-guided interpretive trail.  The facility is wheelchair accessible. Go to the website for more information. Like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest events!

Suggested donation is $5.00.  

Open Friday Noon- 4 pm (June through August)

Saturday & Sunday from Noon - 4 pm (April through October)

Instagram: @franklincreekconservation
Twitter: CreekFranklin

 



Additional Info

Address:
1893 Twist Road
City:
Franklin Grove
State:
IL
Zipcode:
61031
Phone:
815-456-2718
Season Open:
April thru October
Season Close:
Winter
Pet Friendly?:
no
Wheel Chair Access:
yes
Open to Public?:
yes
Published in: History and Heritage

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