The Sawmill Museum
Discover Clinton's Lumber Heritage
Lumberjack Camp: A recreated 1888 lumberjack camp for kids, and adults young at heart, to play and live as a lumberjacks and jills. Check out the lumberjack camp scavenger hunt to unlock life as a lumberjack.
Struve Mill: Follow a piece of lumber from a rough cut slab to a smooth chair leg.
Vintage & Replica Sawmill: See our restored 1920's sawmill in action. For a live demonstration, check our calendar, or for organized groups of 15 or more, call the museum to see if one can be scheduled.
Meet Clinton's Lumber Barons: Our newest exhibit takes you back in time to our parlor room where Clinton's leading lumber names wake up to tell you the story of their role in building an American lumber empire.
Family Corner & Midwest Lumber Train: Whether it's a ride on our train or partaking in a craft, families will never want to leave.
For a limited time, check out Bill Michael's model of a vintage early 1900's sawmill and lumber yard.
On display for 2015-2016, a selection of American folk art from wildlife artist Warren Ostrom.
Become a Sawmill Volunteer: Stop by the museum to learn about being a sawyer, a docent, a "train" engineer, an educational volunteer, or whatever you like!
Book your Birthday Party in our Party Room: $3 per person. The room is yours for two hours.
News & Events
25 Days of Holiday Programming: November 26-December 22:
A different activity every day to celebrate the holiday season. Check out our Holiday Events Page for details on the events.
December 17: Live Vintage Sawing, 1:30-2pm
The museum will perform live vintage sawing that day.
December 31, Noon Year's Eve Party, 10:30-1pm
Crafts and games in the morning, leading toa balloon drop at noon, and games & food after the balloon drop. Prizes galore as well.
Every Thursday Jan 12- End Of May Toddler Thursdays
Running from 10am-11am, The Clinton based Early Childhood Playgroup is an opportunity for area families to come together and learn play skills in an interactive setting. Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency staff will be available at each play group to interact and play with all the kids and parents that attend. The play group will also give an opportunity for parents to ask questions and learn from early childhood teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language therapists, and a behavior analyst about general strategies they can use. Free for families with toddlers from the support of Clinton United Way