It’s the time of year when the air is crisper, the light jackets are dusted off and folks are looking for something to do other than the beach.
Well, have I got the idea for you!
Milton’s Historic Arcadia Mill is not only an entertaining adventure, but the historical site offers an educational adventure along with a way to get out of the house.
The Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton is the largest 19th-century water-powered industrial complex in Northwest Florida.Bet you didn’t know that!
This site was the location of a multi-faceted operation that included a water-powered sawmill, ae lumber mill with planning and lathing machines, gristmill, bucket and pail factory, shingle mill, cotton textile mill, and even an experimental silk cultivation operation.
The Arcadia Mill complex also included many other structures and industries, which all came together to produce Florida’s largest antebellum industrial complex.
Information and Hours of Operation:
Arcadia Mill offers visitors an historical experience as well as the opportunity to visit a unique wetland ecosystem. Arcadia Mill is located at 5709 Mill Pond Lane in Milton, Fla.
After a trip to the Visitor Center and Museum, visitors can also take a walk on an elevated boardwalk through the archaeological remains of the mills, across Mill Pond Creek and through the swamps associated with this historic water-powered operation. The walk is littered with fun facts about the plant life surrounding the trail.
Arcadia Mill and Visitor Center are open for free, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For further information, please call 850-626-3084 or email.