Sawmill News July 28, 2020

The mill is currently closed to visitors.  

Spring 2020 visitor season was cancelled because of concerns due to COVID-19.

There has not yet been a decision regarding a visitor season for fall 2020 (Fall season normally is Saturdays 1:00-4:00 pm in October and Novmeber).  We will update this space as needed. 

Meanwhile, please visit us on Facebook or Instagram!

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The historic Ledyard Up-Down Sawmill is the original water-powered sash sawmill located on the original site on Lee’s Brook in Ledyard, Connecticut.  Restored to operating condition in the 1970s and now staffed by volunteers, the mill is open to the public for sawing demonstrations on Saturday afternoons in the spring and fall.  There is no admission charge. was created by and is maintained by volunteers for the purposes of education and publicizing the Ledyard Up-Down sawmill and historic sawmill technology; this website is neither endorsed by nor officially affiliated with the town of Ledyard, Connecticut.

The mill buildings and property are owned by the town of Ledyard, CT and administered by the Ledyard Historic District Commission.  

Sawmill Park is a town of Ledyard-owned park open every day to the public.  Inquiries about Sawmill Park should be directed to the town of Ledyard Parks & Recreation Department.  860-464-9112.