Please note: We will be closed Saturday February 17th. We will reopen the gift shop on Sunday February 18th from 11-4; the grounds will be closed.
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.
The museum gift shop and grounds will be open winter Saturdays and Sundays from 11-4, weather permitting.
Please check our website or social media for inclement weather closures.
We look forward to many exciting events at the Red Mill Museum in 2024! Visit our website often to get updates on our Spring and Summer Events schedule. And be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up-to-date on everything at the Red Mill.
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.