The Ledyard Up-down sawmill

An operating water-powered nineteenth century sawmill

Sawmill News


Updated 11/28/2021

Thanks for a great Fall 2021 visitor season!

Closed for the winter.

Thank you to the mill volunteers, the town of Ledyard, the Ledyard Historic District Commission, and all our visitors for a fabulous visitor season!

We're looking forward to the spring 2022 visitor season Saturdays 1-4 pm in April and May .

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The Ledyard Up-Down sawmill in Ledyard, Connecticut is a rare surviving example of a technology that was once commonplace – a water-powered up-and-down, or sash-type sawmill. Restored to operating condition in the 1970s and operated 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.

Visitors can also view the blacksmith shop, circular sawmill, shingle machine, ice harvesting tools, gristmill and other mill artifacts. See Exhibits.

The sawmill is owned by the town of Ledyard, Connecticut and administered by the Ledyard Historic District Commission. is maintained by volunteers and is neither endorsed by nor officially affiliated with the town of Ledyard, Connecticut.