Corn Grinding Demonstration Tours

  • Dates: March 16, 2024 - June 15, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday
  • Venue: Historic Yates Mill County Park
  • Location: South Raleigh
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Phone: 919.856.6675
  • Times: See website
  • Admission: Adults $5; seniors $4; children (7-16) $3; children 6 and under - free.


See the park’s 18th-century gristmill in action! Hear the splash of water on the waterwheel and join our historic interpreters for a guided tour, where you can watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Tickets are limited, and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tickets are available online up until midnight the day before the tour, and limited tickets are also available the day of the tour in the mill yard. These 30-minute tours are offered between 10am and noon and between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday. Please note that no tours are offered between noon and 1pm., and the last tour of the day starts at 3:40pm.