The Ledyard Up-down sawmill

An operating water-powered nineteenth century sawmill

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Updated 11/24/2021

Fall 2021 visitor season Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Autumn in New England! The millpond, the colors, the park, and the sawmill are a great sight in the fall. We're sawing local logs on the water-powered mill on Saturday afternoons.

Sawing demonstrations on the historic water-powered sawmill Saturdays 1-4 pm in October and 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.