Overview

Aldie Mill was built in 1807-09 and survives today as Virginia's only known grist mill powered by twin waterwheels. For more than 150 years the mill ground for markets along the East Coast and overseas. President James Monroe was an early customer while living at nearby Oak Hill. The mill provided grain for soldiers and their horses during the Civil War. Union Soldiers hid in the wheat bins trying to escape from Confederate partisan John Singleton Mosby. Milling demonstrations when water level permits.

Hours

Late April to late November, Sat-Sun 12-5pm

Payment Policy

Free

Tour Information

Award-winning miller Mike Devine provides milling deomonstrations, grinding corn into meal as it was done in the 19th & 20th centuries. Historical interpreters share the history of the mill and its place in Loudoun's past culture.

Reservation Policy

none required

Group Admission Fee

$3 per person without milling demonsration; $8 pp with milling demonstration

Group Tour Information

Miller Mike Devine shares the history of the Aldie Mill from 1809 until its closing in 1981, including Civil War history, commerce & industry; a grindinig demonstration is included if requested

Group Reservation Policy

Contact Site Manager at least one week in advance

Group Tour Time Length

approximately one hour

Minimum Group Size

10

Maximum Group Size

60

Parking Policy

Parking available on site

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