The Mill Museum is housed in two historic buildings, one was the original company store for the Willimantic Linen Company. Built in the 1870s, it sold both food and general merchandise to workers and their families on credit. It houses our gift shop, our latest temporary exhibit, replicas of a worker’s home and a manager’s home in addition to a weaving studio and sewing machine collection. The third floor of this building remains much the same as it was a hundred and fifty years ago, a library intended for the workers.
The second building has served multiple purposes but historically included a workshop and union meeting hall. It now houses our collection of mill machines, replicas of a machine shop, a print shop and a shop stewards office.
While we have a lovely tea corner for a quick relaxing respite, the town has numerous restaurants of every imaginable genre. Please visit us and stay to have a bite at one of our many local eateries: Willimantic Restaurants. Also check out our “Visit Us” page for more restaurant information.
Check out our calendar, exhibits and events pages for what happening now and what’s coming up.
Address: 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Hours of Operation: Fri, Sat & Sun – 10 am – 4 pm
Admission Per Person: Adults: $10.00 • Students, Seniors $7 • Groups: $5
Museum Members & Kids Club Members: Free
Guided Tours: Second Sundays at 2:00 pm
Self Guided Tours are during hours of operation