The Velvet Mill The Velvet Mill The Velvet Mill The Velvet Mill

The Velvet Mill The Velvet Mill The Velvet Mill The Velvet Mill

Originally home to the American Velvet Company (circa 1892-1996), the historic structure is now home to a thriving creative community of Small Businesses and Artist Studios. Studios offer Unique Crafts, Health & Healing Services, Fitness Classes and Professional Services. The Mill is also home to an artisanal bakery, Wood Fired Pizza Restaraunt, Award Winning Nano Brewery, a Handmade Cheese Shop and an Artisan Soap & Candle Studio!

The American Velvet Company opened in 1892 at the height of the Industrial Revolution, transforming a sleepy fishing village into a manufacturing powerhouse. The company enjoyed its heyday in the 1950s when it employed 450 people. By the end of the 20th Century, rising labor and manufacturing costs in New England prompted the company to move its operations to Virginia. The factory closed in 1996, however, the structure itself is an historical monument.

In the last decade, the classic New England mill is continuously transitioning into a restored gathering space - a hub for local smal business, art and culture -  that keeps pace with changing times and the transformation of Stonington Borough into a charming, upscale shopping village with incredible seaside views, great restaurants, beautiful homes and excellent schools. 


Mon.-Wed. 10-6, Thu.-Fri. 9-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 8-8 p.m.

Dates of Operation


Other Amenities

  • Bus Parking
  • Food/Beverage Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Indoor Activity
  • Meeting/Event Facilities
  • Pet friendly

22 Bayview Ave.
Stonington, CT 06378
United States

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