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Wade's Mill

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop, Raphine, VA 24472
+1 540-348-1400
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Fantastic piece of History

Wade's Mill is a great piece of History that is still milling grain they way it was done long ago... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Tom M
Dayton, Virginia
Better than milling around...

That was a pun... I found is absolutely fascinating to see how a mill would have operated many... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Tom M
via mobile
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Wade's Mill, c. 1750, is the oldest continuously operating water powered commercial grist mill surviving in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Located on beautiful Otts Creek in a picturesque valley setting, it is one of the few remaining mills producing a variety of flours exclusively on mill stones. Wade's Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Wade's Mill is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The historic 21-foot overshot water wheel operates on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon and Sundays from 3-5 p.m. During opening hours, the Owner/Miller provides short tours explaining the operation of the original machinery and describing the milling process which was vital to the grain growing agrarian economy of the Shenandoah Valley. Group tours can be arranged for a fee. Wade's Mill produces fresh, whole grain, stone ground grits and stone ground flours, without preservatives. We also use these freshly ground products in a variety of mixes for waffles, pancakes, buckwheat pound cake, biscuits, scones, spoonbread, cornbread, and a variety of craft breads. All of our grains, flours and mixes are available in our Mill Shop, in addition to Wade's Mill Preserves from local fruits and berries and Wade's Mill Maple Syrup.
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55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop, Raphine, VA 24472
55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop, Raphine, VA 24472
+1 540-348-1400
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wade's Mill is a great piece of History that is still milling grain they way it was done long ago. The best part is the grain and of items milled here are available for sale, at a ever fair price too. Located off US 81...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

That was a pun... I found is absolutely fascinating to see how a mill would have operated many years ago. We also bought pancake mix made at this mill and my sister tells me it’s delicious. A real piece of US history which is off...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Wades Mill was a hidden treasure to find. Owner John was very knowledgeable of the history and workings of the mill and his presentation was very interesting. We purchased some cornmeal produced by the mill and the cornbread we made was delicious. Highly recommend this...More

Thank Keith N Patty B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I try to stop here whenever I am traveling on 81 to pick up some of their delicious grits, try a few more products (always good), enjoy the lovely setting, and visit with the miller for a bit. Bring your children and grandchildren here! The...More

Thank GoingWithKid
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This hidden gem is well worth the drive through the scenic backroads of Virginia. The owner gave a free in-depth tour of all three working levels of the mill. Bring a camera, comfortable shoes and enjoy. Also, there are fresh milled products available for purchase.

Thank Jennyjourneys
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We stopped by Wade's Mill on a Friday afternoon so we did not get to see the wheel turning with the water running through; however, the owner made it one of our most memorable and interesting stops on our vacation. He explained how the process...More

Thank conluvscats
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Worth a stop for people interested in machinery of the day and how things worked. Great spot for taking photos and admiring the veauty of nature.

1  Thank joan1148
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We loved the drive here from our B&B. Felt like we were really getting a feel for the local countryside. The owner started the waterwheel while we were there, and was very friendly. Stone ground flours and baking mixes- got lots for holiday gifts! Very...More

1  Thank HoosierFoodLover
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This working Mill is incredible! You can buy all kinds of grains, mixes, preserves, and honey. A must see!

1  Thank LarrJann
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There's something very special about a working grist mill, nostalgic and comforting. Wades Mill is right off I-81 in Raphine, Virginia. We stopped by for a visit Labor Day weekend on our way home from vacation. The mill is under new ownership as of July...More

1  Thank DLW-VA
JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Thank you for visiting and for your review. Please let us know how you enjoyed your grits, pound cake and waffles!

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