Plan Your Visit

To get the most out of Mill City Museum, allow at least 2 hours for your visit, plus some extra time to explore the riverfront and nearby shops and restaurants.

Visitor tips

  • Don't forget your camera! The historic site and surrounding riverfront offer some spectacular photo ops.
  • Tips for visiting in spring: More than 40,000 students, teachers, and chaperones visit Mill City Museum every year, many of them in spring. If you are considering a visit to the museum during weekdays in spring (April through early June), please keep in mind that there will be increased student traffic in the museum’s exhibits, and that some spaces (Water Lab, Baking Lab, Flour Tower show) may have limited availability. Visitors are always welcome at Mill City any time we are open, but if you are looking for a more quiet time to visit, you may want to consider an afternoon (1:00 pm or later) if you’re coming on a weekday in spring.

Visitor policies

  • Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems are prohibited without written permission from the site manager. See more photo policies.
  • No smoking/vaping, food, or beverages on the historic grounds.
  • Service animals are permitted. Pets are not allowed on the historic site.