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Historic Yates Mill County Park

4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-3912
+1 919-856-6675
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Very scenic place not far from downtown

Yates Mill is a great place for a short walk and photos. The historic site is well interpreted but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clemmons, North Carolina
Neat place to Visit while coming to Raleigh

I recommend stopping here for an hour or so while visiting Raleigh. We came for a hockey game and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Yates Mill is the last operating, water-powered gristmill in NC's capital county. The 18th century mill was restored, and the 174-acre park developed, through a partnership among the County of Wake, Yates Mill Associates, and NC State University. The park is open 361 days per year, from 8 am to sunset. The visitor center with its 2,200 square feet of exhibit space is open 8:30 am to 5 pm. The historic mill is open for guided tours Mar-Nov each year for public tours on weekends (fee: $3-5) and also by appointment on weekdays for organized groups.
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4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-3912
+1 919-856-6675
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yates Mill is a great place for a short walk and photos. The historic site is well interpreted but check ahead to see when tours are scheduled.

Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend stopping here for an hour or so while visiting Raleigh. We came for a hockey game and wanted to check out some cool spots in Raleigh the day. Not big enough to spend half a day but worth an hour or so.. its...More

Thank gatordog10
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Family just moved to the area and we were looking for some things to do outside of the city. This was surprisingly nice. There are many walking paths in the area, but not all that have a history like this. You can walk the perimeter,...More

1  Thank Wanderlust_Traveler9
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Right now I noticed they are only doing actual tours guided tours on Saturdays. So call before you go. We went on a weekday and more able to walk freely around the property but not into the buildings. The scenery is absolutely stunning and knowing...More

4  Thank ginnyp17
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a fully functional grist mill. The museum is small but very educational. The only problem is there are many days the mill is closed but the visitor center is open. I recommend you call ahead of time to make sure when the mill...More

Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to decompress and walk the trails the colors are gorgeous now. So many places to take family pics

Thank 37julianner
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This 575-acre park in southern Wake County, N.C., has a restored 1756 gristmill as its centerpiece. It's an interesting building to behold and sits alongside a dam and waterfall, also worth enjoying and appreciating. The park has several trails, and on the afternoon I was...More

Thank JoeK04
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The lake next to the mill is large and picturesque. The mill is a short walk from the entrance. Although you can not enter the mill you can walk around it in three sides. There are some great spots to take shots of the mill....More

Thank Max W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It was the highlight of our vacation such beautiful weather in love with Sarah we would return at any time it was so convenient for your every need and we would recommend it for anyone looking to travel to the area

Thank ScaryHallet20
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the walk and the area, it's beautiful spot. The information in the musuem was well done and so much hands on learning. We didn't stay for the tour but hope to come back and do that one day.

Thank Angela Marie S
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Janice S
20 November 2017|
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Response from Jean O | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the morning around 10AM but this was in August. We got good pictures with the trees reflecting off the lake near the mill. With the sun lower in the sky, I don't know.
Donna C
15 June 2017|
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Response from YatesMillCoPark | Property representative |
Unfortunately public transportation (buses) only come within one mile of the park (at the intersection of Lake Wheeler Road and Tryon Road).
Zuolin C
5 June 2017|
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Response from YatesMillCoPark | Property representative |
It looks like several helpful folks have already answered your question, but I'll add a few details just in case...if you park on the visitor center-end of the parking lot (located off 4620 Lake Wheeler Road) and head to the... More