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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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  • Type of Parking: Surface Lot

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

Paddle the Pond

  • April 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday

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

Discovery Table: NC Digs

  • July 03, 2017 - August 31, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

See a selection of artifacts loaned from the N.C. Office of State Archaeology. Learn about and see pictures of an archaeological discovery, and use yo... View Details

12th Annual Fall Harvest Festival

  • September 16, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

This family-oriented event includes corn grinding demos and costumed tours of Yates Mill between 10am and 4pm and other event activities from 11am to ... View Details

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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