Santa Claus is coming — to Yates Mill!

Join us inside historic Yates Mill on Saturday, Dec. 13, to have your picture made with Santa Claus!

The jolly old elf will visit Historic Yates Mill County Park to spend the day taking pictures with good boys and girls (and well-behaved parents). Photo Miracles will take pictures that can be ordered immediately on-site. We’ll accept cash, check OR CREDIT CARD! Proceeds will benefit Yates Mill Associates.

Visit our News page for more details on Santa’s visit. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you at Yates Mill!

Inside historic Yates Mill

Our 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.

The last tour of this season is Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. We’ll reopen in March for a full season of tours, cornmeal-grinding and other activities.

The 2014 tour season got off to a late start thanks to a major repair — replacement of the forebay. Read more about this complex, difficult job, and have a look here at our first cornmeal-grinding of the 2014 season on Saturday, June 21.

Remember that your gifts and YMA memberships helped pay for this project and continue to support 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.

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