Save the date(s) for holiday fun at Yates Mill!

We’re planning a lot of fall fun at Yates Mill over the next few months. Our tour season will wind down with corn-grinding weekends in October and November and including our holiday sale. In December, we’ll open the mill again for a visit from Santa Claus, who will pose for photos with good girls and boys.

Save these dates:

  • Oct. 18-19: Corn-grinding tours
  • Nov. 15-16: Final corn-grinding tours of the season
  • Nov. 15: Yates Mill Associates’ holiday sale, in the mill yard along with corn-grinding tours
  • Dec. 13: Santa Claus photos with Photo Miracles, with proceeds benefiting Yates Mill Associates

Get more details here, and mark your calendar now!

Take a tour of Yates Mill!

Come out to Historic Yates Mill County Park now to enjoy the fall colors and get a look inside Wake County’s only remaining operable gristmill before we end the 2014 tour season.

Our tours got off to a late start thanks to a major repair — replacement of the forebay. Read more about this complex, difficult job and see pictures of the work in process on our News page. And have a look here at our first cornmeal-grinding of the season on Saturday, June 21.

Come out for a tour any weekend. Check out the schedule and fees here.

Thanks to all of you who waited for us to reopen the mill, mill yard and trails. We hope your patience is rewarded by knowing this repair will keep Yates Mill in operation for many years to come.

Remember that your gifts and YMA memberships help pay for this project and our ongoing mill maintenance. We can’t do it without 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