The Ledyard Up-down sawmill

An operating water-powered nineteenth century sawmill

Sawmill News


Updated 4/20/2024 

Open Saturday afternooons 1-4 pm for Spring 2024 visitor season!

We are open for visitors on Saturday afternoons in April and May.

NOTE: Volunteers will be sawing on  Saturday afternoons.  Please visit us to see the historic water-powered mill in operatiion and and other mill artifacts!

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Sawmill Park is open to the public every day of the year. The park with the mill pond, wood bridges over Lee Brook, and the picturesque mill buildings are always a treat to visit.

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Open Saturdays 1-4 pm April/May and October/November



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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.