Description – An 1867 grist mill, located on the Wapsipinicon River, is one of the largest existing mills in the state. On the second floor of the mill is a museum whose displays explain the history of the mill and how milling was done. Guided tours of the mill are available.
Wapsi Mill is home to the Buchanan County Historical Society. It includes a museum of the history of early agriculture in the county, including pioneer agricultural artifacts. The mill also has quality interpretive exhibits, photo displays, and interactive displays that interpret the mill and the milling industry. The mill is also unique because it is located in the heart of Independence, rather than in a rural setting.
Admission – None
Directions – near downtown
Hours – Open mid-May through mid-Sept. noon-4pm daily, closed Mondays. DVD on main floor that shows all 6 levels, handicapped accessible to main floor and restroom.
For group tours need one week notice 319 334-4616.
Self guided tour with interactive exhibits.
Credit Cards – None
Phone – 319 334-4616.