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Yates Mill tours on hiatus

Friends: Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space has canceled all public programs and non-essential gatherings at its parks in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes all tours at Yates Mill. The park itself remains open for the present. We’ll let you know here when the situation changes.


Can you help with Yates Mill’s upkeep?

The suspension of tours and regular cornmeal sales means the main income sources for Yates Mill Associates have dried up. Yet we must continue the upkeep of Yates Mill, including any repairs that may be necessary as we enter the summer storm season.

As we explore new revenue sources, we ask if you, Yates Mill’s visitors and friends, would consider making a gift to YMA to help us through this period. You can make a one-time gift online or by mail, or set up small monthly payments through our website. Any gift will be most deeply appreciated!


Historic Yates Mill County Park is open year-round. Drop by during daylight hours to view the changing scenery and wildlife and to take a walk around Yates Mill Pond.

While you’re here, please consider making a secure, online gift to Yates Mill Associates. Your support makes it possible for us to keep Yates Mill in operating condition for our neighbors and guests to visit and enjoy.

And please subscribe to our e-newsletter! We’re reviving this bi-monthly update to keep you informed of everything that’s going on with Yates Mill, YMA and the park.


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Going shopping? Will you get us a little something?

Did you know your purchases at Amazon can help support Yates Mill Associates? They can if you shop through AmazonSmile, the online store’s charitable portal. Click the logo above to go directly to the Amazon logon that will connect you with our group. We hope you’ll include us in your shopping list!

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 in Wake County, North Carolina, and the centerpiece of Historic Yates Mill County Park. It is the only restored, operational automatic mill in North Carolina and one of just a few in the country.

Yates Mill Associates Inc. was formed in 1989 to restore, preserve and operate Yates Mill, and is solely responsible for funding its upkeep and repair. We partner with Wake County and North Carolina State University, which owns the mill, to maintain and operate the mill and park.

Become a member today.

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

info@yatesmill.org