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Welcome to…

The Prairie Mills
Windmill

Golden, Illinois

Visit the “Prairie Mill” in Golden, Illinois (Adams County), a restored Dutch smock windmill and a historic landmark in western Illinois.  It is the only restored, US-built windmill operating with its original millstones and wood gear mechanism!  Built in 1873 by Henry Emminga, it’s one of only two dutch windmills in downstate Illinois.

 

Tours are available from May 3, 2014 through October 26, 2014 on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 PM. 

 

Tours are also available by appointment or by chance.

 

Click here for more information!

 

OUR VISION:  To see the windmill and museum proudly supported
by all generations of the Golden and surrounding community, teaching future generations about prairie life in rural Illinois between 1870 and 1935.