Come out to Yates Mill!
Join us on the third Saturday and Sunday of every month to watch us grind fresh cornmeal!
Our tour guides, dressed in historically accurate attire, will show you how Yates Mill looked and operated in its mid-19th century heyday. You can buy a bag of delicious cornmeal ground on Yates Mill’s own millstones, plus cookbooks, T-shirts, mugs and other merchandise to remember your visit and support Yates Mill Associates.
Visit our Tours page for details on corn-grinding weekends and our regular slate of weekend tours.
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.
Plan your visit to Yates Mill soon!
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Open 7 days per week, 8 am to sunset.
Free admittance to the park grounds and center. Small fee for mill tours.
Call 919-856-6675 to book a tour or visit the Wake County web site for more information.