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Located just off Route 50 at the intersection of Route 662, 213, and 404 on Maryland's Eastern Shore, 15 miles from the Bay Bridge.

900 Wye Mills Road                  Wye Mills, MD  21679


We are looking to greatly  expand our volunteer base and "welcome" anyone willing to learn the art of milling.  


Please contact us at: 410 827 3850

WELCOME   Watch MD Public Television Channel 22 November 19 2013 where the Mill will be featured !!

The Wye Grist Mill is located on a acre plot of land in the Town of Wye Mills, on the border of Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties, Eastern Shore Maryland.  The mill and museum is a rectangular, one-story 30' by 40' timber structure with a full basement and attic filled with milling artifacts and museum exhibits.    A timber frame structure was originally constructed on this site circa 1682, with multiple additions and renovations over the last 325 years.

Discover the long and colorful past of this National Register Historic Landmark.  Watch the waterwheel turn the heavy stones to grind the grain as millers explain the milling process.  Explore exhibits that feature over 325 years of grinding technology.


The 3rd U.S. patent granted was to inventor Oliver Evans in 1790 for his automatic grist mill, signed by President George Washington.

The invention allowed grist mills to produce a better grade of flour while operating continuously with less labor.

He also invented the revolutionary high pressure steam engine.




Come One Come All  !!

May 3 we are open for

grinding and join the

Old Wye Church

May Fair  10 to 4 p.m.

Hope to see you !

Please note: We are very under staffed for volunteers on the weekends. Please call on Fridays for availability.

So sorry for this  inconvenience


The Wye Grist Mill is open from mid-April to mid-November.  Monday thru Saturday - Doors open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 Sunday - Doors open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

A $2 donation per person is suggested

Call 410 827 6909

Grinding Days are the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Volunteers demonstrate the traditional stone grinding process.