Carillon Park in Kettering, south of Dayton, houses exquisitely preserved historical buildings. Among these historic structures is a replica gristmill.
An exterior wooden waterwheel is turned by water pumped up to the flume to emulate a functioning wheel. Inside the mill building there is a display of wooden gears and a set of millstones. The display is based on the mill equipment found in the Staley Mill in Miami County.
The mill building is the residence of Carillon Park's site manager. A visit to the mill display will provide you with an exciting opportunity to see a preserved covered bridge constructed with a rare Warren truss that spans the old Miami & Erie Canal. Carillon Park also offers antique trains, an old school house and many authentic historic structures.
DIRECTIONS: Montgomery County. From I-75 and I-675 south of Dayton, follow I-75 north, Exit 47 (Moraine-Kettering), north on S. Dixie 5 - 6 miles. (Stay on S. Dixie) Cross Dorothy Lane, 1.5 miles, Carillon Park is on the left at 2001 S. Patterson Blvd.Carillon Park in Kettering, south of Dayton, houses exquisitely preserved historical buildings. Among these historic structures is a replica gristmill.