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
February 6, Saturday, 10am-Noon Valentine Day Boxes
We will have tables full of Valentine themed decorations to decorate your very own shoebox.
February 13, Saturday, 1:00-1:45pm Live Vintage Sawing
Discover how much a blade loves a log and see how lumber is made.
February 20, Saturday, 10am-Noon Play-Dough Day
Make your own playdough with different scents, glitter, and colors. Discover other fun activities to do with playdough.
February 27, Saturday, 10am-Noon Little House on the Prairie Day
A whole morning of Little House on the Prairie crafts, stories, and fun.