Sawmill News April 9, 2018

Spring 2018 visitor season begins Saturday April 14 1:00-4:00 pm!  

Sawing demonstrations using the historic water-powered mill during Spring 2018 visitor season will be Saturdays 1:00-4:00 pm starting April 14 for the remainder of April and May.

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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.

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