- Digital Doors Open
- Guided tours available
- Partial wheelchair access
- Virtual tours
Built in 1860 along the shores of the Rideau River, Watson’s Mill remains active as a water-powered flour mill. Nearby Dickinson House, built in 1867, displays the heritage home of the past mill owners. Dickinson Square is the only industrial heritage site in Ottawa. The site comes to life through tours by costumed interpreters and milling demonstrations.
Nestled in the heart of Manotick Village, Dickinson Square shares a remarkable past rooted in Canadian history and industrial ingenuity. Run by Watson’s Mill Manotick Inc., Dickinson Square is comprised of two sites – Watson’s Mill and Dickinson House. Built in 1860 along the shores of the Rideau River, Watson’s Mill remains active as a water-powered flour mill. Dickinson House, built in 1867, displays the heritage home of the past mill owners. Dickinson Square is the only industrial heritage site in Ottawa and explores the lives and work of the people who have called, and continue to call, Manotick and Ottawa home. From May to October each year, visitors can view the site in its entirety – which also includes the Manotick dam and original carriage shed, as well as the Manotick cenotaph and Remembrance Park. The site comes to life through tours given by team members in period costume as well as on each Sunday through live milling demonstrations. During Digital Doors Open, explore this site through a virtual tour.
Contact info5525 Dickinson Street
ArchitectureYear built: 1860
Building type:AttractionHistorical landmarkMuseum
Dates/hours openJun 04, 10:00am - Jun 05, 04:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.