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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

Mill Heritage and Local History Tour

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

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

April Showers Bring May Flowers

  • April 01, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Learn about the meaning and 16th-century origins of this saying, then explore how water travels through different environments. Take a walk to view ho... View Details

Mill Stories in Motion

  • April 10, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

What do you think a ride to the Old Mill felt like? Was it fast or slow? Long or short? Bumpy or smooth? And what were people traveling in? Make histo... View Details

Geology Rocks!

  • April 12, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks are everywhere! Come explore the rocks of Yates Mill through hands-on science. Test the physical and chemic... View Details

Flopsy Bunnies and Other Rabbit Tails

  • April 17, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

"Bunnies in jackets with brass buttons;” young Beatrix Potter and her mischievous pets saw a world filled with magic and adventure! Tap int... 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

They Wore What?!

  • April 27, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Corsets, crinolines and kepis, oh my! Though milling processes haven`t changed that much since the mill was built in the 1760s, the way people dressed... View Details

Leopold Education Project Workshop

  • April 29, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

The Center for Human-Earth Restoration is offering a Leopold Education Project (LEP). LEP is an innovative, inter-disciplinary conservation ethics cur... View Details

Summer Blooms at Yates Millpond

  • May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Get inspired by the park's natural beauty and contribute to a community art project celebrating the spring season of flowers. Head to the Finley Cente... 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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