Nankin Mills is a Great Place to Visit.
History, Science, Snakes, Fish, a HUGE Snapping Turtle Named Sue and More.
Three Floors, NO Lines and Free Admission.
Michigan dates from 1842. Once a grist mill, it now serves as an interpretive
center and tells the area's cultural and natural history. The building
was once owned by Henry Ford who manufactured auto parts.
The Friends of Nankin Mills
has worked with
Wayne County Parks since 1987, to preserve this historic mill and ensure it
remains an important community resource.
If you have any questions
about about our group or the history of the mill, please contact us at
email@example.com. If you have a question concerning Nankin Mills
or one of Wayne County Parks activities or events, please call the Parks
Department at (734) 261-1990.
The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no
admission charge. If you would like to arrange for a guided tour, please
call Naturalist Carol Clements at 734-261-1850, Tuesday - Saturday. A
nominal fee applies to guided tours.
Activities at Nankin Mills
Saturday, June 15, 1-2 p.m.
Believe it or not,
outhouses can tell us a lot about history! Our Millerís house on the
grounds of Nankin Mills dates back to the 1830s, and has been home to
many families over the years. Local Privy Historian, Tony Panepucci,
returns to lead an archaeological dig behind the house. Previously he
has unearthed a large number of glass, ceramic and other artifacts that
had been discarded by former tenants of the house. Entertaining and
knowledgeable, youíre sure to enjoy the Privy Historian! Call 734-261-1850 for more information
or to reserve a seat. There is no charge for this adult-focused event
and refreshments will be served.
Learn About Other Upcoming Free History Seminars
2013 Local History
Seminars (Adults only please)
Outreach Programs for
Families, Children and Teens:
fliers from Wayne County Parks on available programs. 2013 Cub Scout and
other program fliers will be posted when available.
Nankin Mills part of National Parks Passport Program
by the mill with your National Park passport and get it stamped. Nankin
is now one of 19 members of the Passport Program. Don't have a passport? No
problem. A limited number are available for $8.95 each.
This spiral-bound booklet
allows you to collect and store stamps available at National Parks and
Heritage Areas throughout the United States. The National Passport Stamp
Program was created in 1989. It is designed to serve as a log of the unique
experiences that a visitor encounters as they visit national parks,
landmarks and heritage areas across the country.
More information on where to get your passport stamped.