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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

Tree Barks and Buds

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

The leaves have fallen from the trees, but you can still learn to identify them by recognizing their bark and buds. After reviewing a short presentati... View Details

Mill as Muse Creative Art Session

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

Explore your artistic side by joining a creative art class and craft a work of art to take home or to enter into the “Mill as Muse” kids&r... View Details

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

History Detective Mill Tour

  • March 06, 2017
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Do you have what it takes to be a History Detective? Come to Yates Mill and find out! Solve puzzles, hunt for clues and investigate the mystery of mil... 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

Mill Heritage and Local History Tour

  • March 22, 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

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

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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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