Plowing and Planting

  • Dates: March 18, 2018
  • Presenting Organization: Historic Yates Mill County Park
  • Venue: Historic Yates Mill County Park
  • Location: South Raleigh
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Phone: 919.856.6675
  • Times: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


For almost 200 years, farmers brought their wheat and corn to what is now Yates Mill to have their grains ground into flour and meal. Today, you can stop by the Yates Mill visitor center to see a tabletop display about what tasks 19th-century farmers and their families would be doing each month as part of their life on a farm. In March, learn how farmers plowed the fields and planted crops in the 1800s, see sample farm artifacts and plant a seed in a newspaper pot to take home. Registration is not required.