2017 Demonstration runs


Our working museum will conduct four weekend demonstration runs during the 2017 year. These demonstration runs are held on the Saturdays and Sundays of May 6-7th, June 17-18th, September 16-17th and October 14-15th. Sturgeon’s mill is open to the public 10am–3pm on these scheduled dates.


Please note: Sturgeon’s Mill is not open for drop-in visitors. Call Bob Sturgeon at (707) 829-2479 if you wish to make arrangements for a private tour of the sawmill. Our museum sits on private property located behind a locked security gate and  individuals must be accompanied by a mill crew member at all times while on the grounds.

If you take pictures, the best time to record the steam engines is in the morning when the temperature is lowest to show off the steam.


Dress in layers. We are only 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean and temperatures change quickly. Please consider wearing flat shoes. You will be walking on dirt, sawdust and uneven terrain. High-heals are discouraged.


Regarding dogs, there are many loud noises at the mill. Loud steam-whistles blow at odd times unexpectedly. In the past we have had issues with frightened dogs. Visitors have gotten tangled with leashes. Please respect the rules at our mill. No dogs allowed! This is a firm rule. Please do not ask when you get here.


No alcoholic beverages or recreational drugs allowed on the museum’s grounds.


We serve delicious hot lunches at very reasonable prices at our beautiful picnic grounds with seating for up to 200 people.


We look forward to “Stepping Back into History” with you on May 6-7th, June 17-18th, Sept. 16-17th and Oct. 14-15th.



2150 Green hill rd.

sebastopol, ca 95472