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Wade's Mill

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop, Raphine, VA 24472-2107
+1 540-348-1400
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Nice visit to this historic mill. John the, owner was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cvillboy
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Charlottesville, Virginia
A Great Historic Functioning Grist Mill in Rural VA

Wade's Mill is a great attraction for anyone driving the by-ways of S.W. Virginia near... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
jhmathews
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Arlington, Virginia
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Wade's Mill, the oldest, continuously operating commercial grist mill in Virginia, has been stone-grinding grains since 1750. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. We stone-grind premium and heirloom grains into flours, grits, cornmeal and a range of specialty mixes. Our products are available in our Mill Shop, along with selected local food products and gifts. During opening hours, visitors can explore three floors of historic milling equipment and museum displays to learn about the history and process of stone-ground milling. The historic 21-foot Waterwheel runs Saturdays 10-noon and Sundays 3-5 p.m. We are a small, family-owned business and enjoy welcoming our visitors to the Mill. Children are welcome and a visit to Wade's Mill makes a great family outing in the scenic Shenandoah Valley. Free admission and parking. Gardens and picnic area. Friendly dogs are welcome to stretch their legs and have a swim in our creek.
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“cornbread” (3 reviews)
“nice visit” (3 reviews)
“for sale” (5 reviews)
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55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop, Raphine, VA 24472-2107
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice visit to this historic mill. John the, owner was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The history of milling and the tie into the Valley was nice.

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John S, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and we're glad you enjoyed the history and tradition of Wade's Mill.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Wade's Mill is a great attraction for anyone driving the by-ways of S.W. Virginia near Lexington/Staunton. One of the last working mills in the greater area. We received an excellent tour from the relatively new owner. Plus, an opportunity to purchase various milled grains, local...More

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for visiting and glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure today to be blessed with a tour of this awesome working piece of history! If you are looking for a special memory then it is worth taking a moment of your time to step back in time! Thank you so much...More

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thanks for visiting!

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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

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for stopping by!

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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

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for visiting and glad your sister liked the pancake mix.

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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

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit and glad you like the cornbread!

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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

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We do love to have curious kids visit the Mill!

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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.

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for visiting and the good suggestion about comfortable shoes!

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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

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for visiting and for your detailed review. If you are able to visit us again, we'll remind you to take photos. ;)

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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.

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