Walk Among the

Giants

At The American Windmill Museum

Admission

  • Adults : $7.50
  • Children (5 – 12 yr) : $5
  • Family of four : $20
  • Seniors / Veterans: $6
Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
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Windmills

Hundred Postmill is now assembled on the grounds of the American Windmill Museum.

The first windmill to be built in North America was constructed in 1621 for Sir George Yeardley on his plantation, Flowerdew Hundred, in Virginia. The original windmill was destroyed in a storm, but remains were found in later excavations.

Flowerdew

In 1978 a new, commemorative windmill was built at Flowerdew Hundred incorporating features that illustrate the development of English windmill technology through the 18th century. In the summer of 2010 this commemorative mill was moved from Virginia to its current home in Lubbock, Texas and is one of the very few working Post-Mills in the Western Hemisphere

The post-mill is scheduled to have its own visitor center with closed circuit TV so visitors can watch it grind grain and corn. The history of the windmill has come full circle at our very special museum.

Wind Energy Experience Center

This new exciting wing showcases the Wingen turbine, an electric producing wind turbine that was manufactured in Lubbock, Texas in the 1970’s. This model is interactive with a button that can be pushed and it will run through as complete blade pitching cycle. It also houses several more of our historic turbines. Some dating back to the 1920’s

Almost 4000 feet of “G” scale train track run around the building with a helix that allows the trains to run up above your head and around the building. Thomas and his Family are here along with a Circus Train, a Military Train and several others.

Several of Alta Reeds miniature houses are incorporated into the early 1900’s scenery of the trains and the remainder of her collection is housed under glass on the south west corner of the new wing.

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Garrison Mill Stone Display

Garrison Mill Stone Display featuring the largest documented mill stone collection in North America.

West Texas Mural

This large art work covers two interior walls of the Museum. These walls were specially prepared to accommodate the slight movement of the building in high winds. 290 precision cut 4-foot by 5-foot aluminum panels were fastened to the original corrugated steel walls, then primed giving a flat surface for painting. The artist worked with the Museum’s Director, Coy Harris, to develop a comprehensive windmill story reflecting the relations of humans, the environment and technology in using the wind to help do work. The variety of windmills painted in the mural were selected from the museum’s large collection of historic windmills.

Gift Shop

This large art work covers two interior walls of the Museum. These walls were specially prepared to accommodate the slight movement of the building in high winds. 290 precision cut 4-foot by 5-foot aluminum panels were fastened to the original corrugated steel walls, then primed giving a flat surface for painting. The artist worked with the Museum’s Director, Coy Harris, to develop a comprehensive windmill story reflecting the relations of humans, the environment and technology in using the wind to help do work. The variety of windmills painted in the store were selected from the museum’s large collection of historic windmills.