Wade’s Mill is now closed to visitors until Saturday, April 4, 2020.
For the 2020 season, Wade’s Mill is open to visitors Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 4 to December 20. We are open on July 4th as usual but closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Admission and parking are free. Visitors are welcome to explore the beautiful gardens and enjoy the picnic areas.
The historic water wheel operates Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m.-noon. If you arrive early, you might even be asked to help the Miller start the water wheel!
Visitors can view an example of the ground breaking, fully automated milling system invented by Oliver Evans in 1790 which moved grain and flour through all steps of the milling process without manual labor, in a system of buckets, conveyors and chutes. Evans received U.S. Patent #3 for his invention, which was the first fully automated industrial process in America.
Guided tours with the Miller are available for groups of 6-20 people. Please see “Group Tours” for more information.