2023 Opening Hours
April 1 – December 17
Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving
During opening hours, visitors are welcome to explore three floors of historic milling equipment and museum displays to learn about the history and process of stone-ground milling.
We operate the 1924 21-foot iron Fitz overshot water wheel and historic milling equipment on Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-noon.
Admission and parking are free. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens and the picnic areas. New for 2023 is a walk along the creek to the Mill dam and waterfall.
Friendly dogs are welcome to stretch their legs on the property as long as they are on a leash. Only service dogs are allowed in the Mill, as it is a food production facility. Thank you for your understanding.
From Interstate 81/64, take Exit 205 for Raphine/Steele’s Tavern and drive west for 4 miles on Raphine Road/Route 606.
From the interstate you will drive through Raphine and see Rockbridge Vineyard on your right after 1 mile. Continue for 3 miles and watch for the Wade’s Mill sign on the left. Turn right on Kennedy-Wade’s Mill Loop, drive past Buffalo Springs Farm and continue to Wade’s Mill straight ahead.
Approximate Driving Time to Wade’s Mill
- Charlottesville: 1 hour
- Harrisonburg: 45 minutes
- Hot Springs: 1 hour
- Lexington: 25 minutes
- McGaheysville: 1 hour
- Richmond: 2 hours
- Roanoke: 1 hour
- Staunton: 25 minutes
- Virginia Beach: 3 ½ hours
- Washington, D.C.: 3 hours
- Williamsburg: 2 ½ hours