Welcome back to Yates Mill

Spring is here, and so is another season of tours, cornmeal-grinding, barbecues and more fun events at Historic Yates Mill County Park. We hope you’ll walk around the millpond to see the beautiful trees, flowers and wildlife as we enjoy the spring thaw. And, of course, be sure to take a tour of Yates MillYMA’s tours are the only way you can get a look inside Wake County’s only remaining operable gristmill. All proceeds from tour tickets go directly to the maintenance, operation and support of Yates Mill.

And here’s some great news for those of us who enjoy history but live in the modern world: Yates Mill Associates can now take credit card payments for tours and merchandise on our monthly corn-grinding weekends! We’re working on a system to allow credit payments for other tours — stay tuned.

We’ve got a number of fun events coming up very soon, including our fourth annual Chickin Pickin’ on April 25 and a special beer release with Big Boss Brewing on April 22. Tickets are on sale now for both events. We’ll also have our annual YMA membership meeting on May 6. Keep an eye on our News page and subscribe to our email updates for details on these and future events in 2015.

Thanks to all of you who visited and supported Yates Mill Associates in 2014 and this year so far. Your gifts make it possible for us to keep Yates Mill open and operating. You can donate securely right here on our website or download information about how 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.

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