Start your holiday celebration at Yates Mill

The holidays are getting closer — and Yates Mill Associates can help you make the season bright.

Bring your recipes and your gift list to our holiday sale on Saturday, Nov. 21. We’ll have plenty of white and yellow cornmeal for you to use in your holiday menus and give as gifts. We’ll also have crafts, hats, T-shirts and other souvenirs. Payment can be made in cash, by check or with a credit card. We’ve got more details on the sale on our News page.

November also marks the end of our tours for the year, so bring your out-of-town guests to see inside of Yates Mill (and walk off that pumpkin pie in the park!). Our final corn-grinding weekend, with costumed interpreters, is Nov. 21-22, while we’ll have regular Saturday-Sunday tours on Nov. 28 and 29. Get the full schedule hereYMA’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.

There’s more fun on the way in December! We’re partnering with Raleigh Brewing Co. to launch their award-winning imperial stout, the Miller’s Toll, on Dec. 4. Then we’ll be back at the park on Dec. 5 for a visit from Santa Claus. Subscribe to our e-mail news for updates on these events!

Thanks to all of you who visit and support Yates Mill Associates. Your donations, tour tickets and merchandise purchases 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