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2020 Demonstration runs


Our working museum will conduct four weekend demonstration runs during the 2020 year. These free public demonstration runs are held on the Saturdays and Sundays from 10am–3pm on these scheduled dates:


All demonstration runs for 2020 have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


MAY 2-3 (canceled)

June 20-21 (canceled)

September 19-20 (canceled)

October 17-18 (canceled)


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.





2150 Green hill rd.

sebastopol, ca 95472



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