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Castle Valley Mill -  Doylestown PA was built along Neshaminy Creek on land given to the Meredith family by William Penn. The mill which began grinding 1730 was also known as Grove's Mill and Reed's Mill. The property was in poor condition when Henry Fischer, a miller from Germany purchased and restored the property in 1947. Henry’s grandson Mark continues his legacy of restoring antique stone mills and processing machines rescued from older mills in Bucks County that closed. Castle Valley Mill products will not only please your palette, but your support will contribute to the preservation and restoration of this valuable piece of history. (January 2019)

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Musconetcong Watershed Association - Asbury NJ, Restoration of the the circa 1865 Asbury Grist Mill on the Musconetcong River for adaptive reuse is in process. In 1895 Henry M. Riddle transformed the building and machinery to process graphite. At that time, the wooden water wheel with a cast iron horizontal Leffel turbine. When completed, the restored area will be open for recreational purposes. (December 2018)

 

Newlin Grist Mill – Concordville PA, The Newlin Grist Mill and surrounding 160-acre park is a place for exploration of both history and the environment. With its working 1704 grist mill, blacksmith shop, miller’s house, nature trails, programs and special events, there is a surprise around every corner. The Newlin Grist Mill is where Learning Is Fun! Whether you enjoy learning something new, history, outdoor recreation, or just relaxing, there is something for you. Tours offered daily. (December 2019)

 

Penns Creek Pottery – Mifflinburg PA, Sampsel’s Mill was built in 1818 and ran on water-power until it closed in 1951 and fell into disrepair. Bill Lynch has been making award-winning pottery in this ‘creek-place’ since he and Sharon bought the old mill property in 1978. In 1989 the mill was restored and adapted for pottery making and sales. (November 2019)

 

Locke’s Mill – Berryville, VA,  is a colonial-era grist mill located near the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. It ground grains from the Shenandoah and Ohio Valleys for sale in the large coastal cities. The present building dates from 1876 and ran two mill-wheels. The mill was certified organic in 2017 and today provides essential services to the growing local organic food movement in Northern Virginia. (September 2019)

 

Breneman-Turner Mill – Harrisonburg, VA, This four-story stone and brick mill, which survived Sheridan's burning, is the only pre-Civil War mill with all the grist mill equipment still in place in Rockingham County. Visitors see corn ground on French burr stones from the early 1800s. The mill is open one Saturday a month, May through October, for tours and corn grinding. (December 2019)

 

Springfield Mill – Philadelphia PA, This historic mill, with its Oliver Evans mill works, dates to 1761. Restoration of the mill continues with the goal of renewing its water-powered operation. Springfield Mills contains the most complete inventory of original grist mill works and related machinery of any mill in the Wissahickon Valley area.The mill and miller's cottage are located within the Morris Arboretum which boasts 92 acres of lush and colorful gardens. (May 2019)

 

Wallace Cross Mill – Felton PA, in operation from the 1820s to 1980s, is a restored water-powered grist mill open for public tours Sundays from mid-June through September. Volunteers operate the water wheel and grinding equipment. Special events are planned throughout the season. (April 2019)

 

Aldie Mill - Aldie VA is located on the Little River Turnpike which flowed to Alexandria. Built by William Cooke in 1809, it was later expanded to include saw, plaster and grist mill machinery. In 1835, ownership passsed to John Moore, whose descendants operated it until 1971. The mill was restored in 1981 as Virginia’s only remaining mill powered by twin overshot water wheels. Part of NOVA Parks since 2006, the main merchant mill, smaller country mill, store house and granary building, all are open for group tours and special events April through November. (March 2019)

 

Daniel Campbell, AIA is a multi-state registered restoration architect with 25+ years of experience in preservation, restoration and renovation of 18th, 19th and 20th century buildings of all types, and design of new buildings in traditional architectural styles. Dan is based in historic Chester County in eastern PA with easy access to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. "Your old mill's best friend!" (February 2019)

 


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