7417 County Road 47, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Just northwest of Upper Sandusky, along the scenic Sandusky River is the Indian Mill. Built in 1861, the mill is the nation’s first educational museum of milling in its original structure. The mill ceased operations in 1941 and ownership was transferred to the Ohio History Connection. The mill was cleaned , restored and formally opened to the public in 1968.
The Three-story structure, built with original materials, replaced the saw mill (1819) and the original one-story grist mill (1820) which the United States Government built to reward the loyalty of the local Wyandotte Indians during the War of 1812. Many exhibits are placed around the original mill machinery. It was operated by Leffel Turbines and the old stone burrs and bolting chests are still visible. The restored miller’s office displys historic artifacts related to the history of milling in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Today, even though still owned by the Ohio History connection, the day-to-day operation of the mill are conducted by the Wyandot County Historical Society. The Mill is open for Tours this year from May 2 – October 31, Friday -Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. Special tours can be arrange by contacting the Wyandot County Museum Curator at 419-294-3857.