The Red Mill Museum Village is a historic museum complex located in Clinton, New Jersey. The centerpiece of the museum is the 1810 Red Mill. The museum is situated on 10 acres of land and includes several buildings… the historic grist mill, a schoolhouse, a log cabin, a blacksmith shop, and a barn. Throughout the year a variety of events and programs, including craft fairs, art shows, music festivals, and historical reenactments take place at the museum. The Red Mill Museum Village is open to the public year-round and is a popular destination for school field trips, family outings, photographers and history enthusiasts.

A social club at The Red Mill Museum Village

Introducing a fun and friendly gathering place for our members-only COMMUNITY.

Santa's Red Mill Workshop Photo Sessions

Due to overwhelming demand, additional sessions have been added! Plan your visit with Santa and have a Family Holiday Portrait in the Historic Red Mill Museum on Saturday, December 2nd

Upcoming Events

Santa’s Red Mill Workshop Photo Sessions

December 2, 2023

Due to overwhelming demand, additional sessions have been added! Plan your visit with Santa and have a Family Holiday Portrait in the Historic Red Mill Museum


Winter Village

November 24th-26th 
December 1st-3rd

Join us for a holiday experience unlike any other in the area, where more than 50 vendors & artisans sell their handmade wares.


Festival of Trees

November 24th-26th 

December 1st-3rd, 9th-10th, 16th-17th 

Walk among the dozens of holiday decorated trees and vote for your favorites at the 2023 Festival of Trees.

Donate to The Red Mill

 By contributing to the Red Mill‘s conservation efforts, you will be helping to ensure that this landmark remains a source of pride and education for all who visit. Your generosity will go towards the upkeep of the Red Mill‘s structures, exhibits, and educational programs, allowing us to continue sharing its story with the public.

Become a Member

Save on Museum Admission and Help Us Preserve History For Tomorrow!

If you own a business and are interested in sponsoring the Red Mill Museum Village, please contact us for sponsorship opportunities!


Volunteers have played a significant role at the Red Mill Museum Village from its earliest days. In fact, the Museum could not have opened without their crucial volunteer contributions of time, ideas and skills. In 1987 the volunteer group decided to organize formally and the Friends of the Red Mill was born.

History and Tradition of the Red Mill

The Red Mill in Operation: 1810 – 1928

Ralph Hunt built the earliest section of this Mill to process wool sometime around 1810. His wool business failed, however, thanks to a permanent downturn in the market for domestic cloth. By 1820 Ralph confessed to the Census that “the establishment has been doing very little for two or three years past. The demand for sale of the cloths and sattinets are very dull…a few of the farmers get their wool manufactured, but from the low prices of foreign cloths.” Things did not improve and Ralph lost all of the family’s property, more than 400 acres and mills on both sides of the river. He defaulted on his mortgage, and the Taylor family took ownership.

Visit Our Unique Gift Shop

Gifts for children of all ages including many items of historic nature, toys, candles, jewelry items and knick-knacks for the home.

A unique and memorable venue for weddings and corporate events and picnics