Sturgeon's Mill Historic Steam Sawmill Demonstration Run

Historic Sturgeon's Mill tours
Sat, May 4, 2024, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sturgeon’s Mill Restoration Project invites you to step back into history at our working steam-powered lumber mill and museum. We are open to the public four weekends every year from 10AM-3PM each day. Our 2024 dates are May 4-5, Jun. 15-16 (Father’s Day weekend), Aug. 3-4, Sept.14-15.  Join us for live demonstrations under the majestic giant redwoods. We offer docent-led tours that describe the mill’s 100+ year history and the broader role local lumber mills played in building the Bay Area that we know today, or you can explore the mill, blacksmith shop, farm animals, and gardens at your own pace. Visit our website to learn more.

At Sturgeon’s Mill, you can bask in the rich resonance of more than 100 years of California history. Imagine the mighty redwoods that passed through this once-bustling facility, creating the timber that built a great state. Close your eyes, and you can almost hear the voices of the workmen as they labored and laughed together.

It’s great for kids of all ages, history buffs, nature lovers, photographers, and gearheads. The cook shack will be open for delicious lunchtime snacks and meals that you can enjoy on our beautiful redwood picnic grounds. You can also pack a picnic (no alcohol please).

Dress in layers. We are only 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean and temperatures change quickly. We recommend wearing flat shoes, as you will be walking on dirt, sawdust, and uneven terrain.

This event is free, but donations help us preserve the mill in working condition and continue to offer demonstration runs to the public.

Sturgeon’s Mill is located in west Sonoma County, at 2150 Green Hill Rd, Sebastopol CA 95472. Free parking is available.

How to get here:

From Highway 116 North travel 3 miles west on Occidental Road and turn right on Green Hill Road. Travel ½ mile north on Green Hill Road and park outside the mill’s security gate.

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Sturgeon's Mill

2150 Green Hill Road - Sebastopol