The Mill is closed for the winter and reopens on Saturday, April 1, 2023
2023 Opening Hours: Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 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 enjoy the picnic areas.
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