Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site

26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO 64062 - United States




Stepping on to the grounds of Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site is like stepping into 19th-century pastorale. Many of the buildings that Waltus Watkins spent half a century building – including an elegant home and a three-story woolen mill – have been preserved to give visitors a sense of life in the 1870s. The mill is the only 19th-century textile mill in the United States whose original machinery is still intact. The site's visitor center offers an introduction to the Watkins family and its many business ventures.


Exhibits in the visitor center and museum pertain to the Watkins family and its agricultural and industrial pursuits.

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