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Historic Yates Mill County Park

  • 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27603

The 174-acre wildlife park features hiking trails, Historic Yates Mill, Wake County’s last remaining gristmill, and the mill’s 24-acre pond, which is fed by Steep Hill Creek. The 18th century water-powered mill is fully restored and operable. Free admission to the park; mill tour fee: $3-5 (all proceeds directly support the mill's ongoing maintenance and operations). Park hours: Daily, 8am-sunset; Finley Center: Daily, 8:30am-5pm; mill tour hours are limited and vary seasonally.

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Saturdays at the Old Mill Tour

  • March 04, 2017 - November 04, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday

Want to get inside Historic Yates Mill? Join us for a half-hour tour to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's his... View Details

Corn Grinding Demonstrations and Costumed Tours

  • March 18, 2017 - November 18, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday

It's 1863 at Yates Mill, and the yard is alive with activity! Step back in time with our 19th century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones a... View Details

Corn Grinding Demonstration and Costumed Tours

  • March 19, 2017 - November 19, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday

It's 1863 at Yates Mill, and the yard is alive with activity! Step back in time with our 19th century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones a... View Details

Saturdays at the Old Mill Tour

  • March 25, 2017 - November 25, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday

Want to get inside Historic Yates Mill? Join us for a half-hour tour to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's his... View Details

Mill Heritage and Local History Tour

  • October 01, 2017 - October 29, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Discover Historic Yates Mill - a place of business, community and exciting local history! Watch a brief slideshow, then explore the inner workings of ... View Details

Historic Trades: The Candy Maker

  • October 21, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Did you know that candy was originally a form of medicine either used to calm the digestive system or cool a sore throat? Due to the high cost of suga... View Details

Country Dancing in the Mill Yard

  • October 21, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Put your dancing shoes on! Come to the mill yard to join costumed interpreters Jon and Karena Potter in learning and dancing 19th-century country danc... View Details

Discovery Table: History Mystery

  • October 22, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Artifacts offer a fascinating glimpse into life in the past. Examine pictures of a local artifact, and use clues and your observational skills to disc... View Details

Field School: Milling Around with the Little Red Hen

  • October 23, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Get your preschoolers excited about Yates Mill! Relive the beloved story of the Little Red Hen, then take a trip to the water mill to gather ingredien... View Details

A Side of History: Great Ghostly Gourds

  • October 26, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

There’s something about a pumpkin that is absolutely magical! Come discover the story of these favorite autumn gourds and their important r... View Details

Recreational Adventures: Paddle the Pond

  • October 28, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Learn basic canoeing skills and a bit about the millpond's history, then head out to explore the pond's many features as seen only from the water. Can... View Details

Tip Top to Bottom: A Mill Technology Tour

  • October 28, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Opportunities to explore all 4 levels of the mill don’t happen often! Learn the history of milling in North Carolina, test your mill trivia, and... View Details

Art in the Park: Fantastic Halloween

  • October 30, 2017 - November 01, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Do you like things that go bump in the night? Then join Historic Yates Mill in the park’s Finley Center any time during the day for so... View Details

Park Tales: Mouse's First Halloween

  • October 30, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

One dark fall night, Mouse creeps out and hears strange sounds and sees spooky sights. What could it mean? Don’t worry, Mouse—it’s H... View Details

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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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