Photo by Stephan Herzog

Photo by Stephan Herzog

Our annual members meeting is at hand!

Are you a member of Yates Mill Associates? We hope you’ll make time to attend our annual membership meeting on May 2!

Each May, Yates Mill Associates welcomes our friends and supporters to celebrate another year of our rewarding work to preserve and share historic Yates Mill.

You’ll get a chance to vote on a slate of board members who will help us sustain and grow our organization. You’ll learn who was our top volunteer in 2017, and help us honor our top business partner for the year with a new award!

If you’re not a member, we encourage you to join Yates Mill Associates  and help us keep the wheel turning!


Yates Mill by Margaret Lillard

Y’all come out to Yates Mill!

The 2018 tour season is now open! Bring your family, your neighbors, your out-of-town guests and all your friends to visit Yates Mill – the only remaining operable gristmill in Wake County.

Take a walk around Historic Yates Mill County Park and enjoy the signs of spring. Grab a guide to the park’s plants in the A.E. Finley visitors’ center and head onto the trails. Bring your binoculars for outstanding bird-watching. Take your fishing tackle to the boardwalk over Yates Mill Pond. Or just enjoy the view of our beloved mill from the nearby observation deck or the park center’s back porch.

While you’re there, please consider making a gift to Yates Mill Associates. Your donations make it possible for us to keep Yates Mill in operating condition for our neighbors and guests to visit and enjoy.

Yates Mill is a cultural, educational and historic treasure for Wake County and all of North Carolina. We thank you for your support in 2017 and years past, and hope you’ll help us keep the wheel turning in 2018!

Yates Mill Associates is solely responsible for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of Yates Mill. You can help us keep the wheel turning by making a secure online donation right here on our website, or by downloading a form to mail a check to us.

We can’t do it without you — thank you!

Yates Mill is a fully restored, circa-1756 gristmill located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the centerpiece of Historic Yates Mill County Park, located in central Wake County. The mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only restored, operational automatic mill in North Carolina and one of just a few in the country.

Yates Mill Associates Inc. is the guardian of this unique cultural and historic site. YMA was formed in 1989 to restore, preserve and operate the mill, and we are solely responsible for funding its upkeep and repair. Yates Mill Associates developed partnerships with Wake County and North Carolina State University, the mill owner and guardian, to develop a park around this significant relic. Today, this community resource also includes the A. E. Finley Center for Education and Research, and a 174-acre nature preserve.

Become a member today.

Yates Mill Associates
P.O. Box 10512
Raleigh NC 27605-0512