Welcome to Old Wye Mill!
Step into the past and experience the sights and sounds of one of America's oldest water-powered mills!
To preserve and operate the Old Wye Mill as a working grist mill and interpret the water-powered grist mill to explore with the public its history, technology, and cultural significance.
Old Wye Mill engages people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests in experiential learning about the social, geographic, economic, technological, and nutritional significance of grinding grain in a working, water-powered grist mill that has been operated at the site from the 1600s to the present day.
More About Old Wye Mill
How We Got Here
The Old Wye Mill is located in the town of Wye Mills, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It is the oldest continuously operated water-powered grist mill in the U.S. and the oldest commercial structure in continuous use in the State of Maryland. Founded in 1682, the Mill has a long and fascinating history and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the Revolutionary War, the Mill was called upon to provide flour for George Washington's troops.
Seasonal Opening Hours
May 1 - end of October
The Mill is open Wednesday through Saturday
10:00 - 3:00
And Sundays 1:00 to 3:00
We will be grinding on the 1st and 3rd
Saturday of the month.
10/30-31 - End of the Season
We will be celebrating the end of our 2021 season
We are so grateful to up and running after having to be closed in 2020
Christmas Shop Dates
You can purchase stone-ground organic and conventional flour, cornmeal, grits, and other products. Please call (410)-827-3850 or email email@example.com to make arrangements!
Thank you for your interest in Old Wye Mill. We hope to see you soon!
Old Wye Mill Services
Old Wye Mill has earned its positive reputation because we go out of our way to provide truly exceptional service to each of our customers or visitors. Read on to learn more about what we can do for you and how you can help the Old Wye Mill grow.
Discover the long and rich history of the oldest commercial operation in Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties (the county boundaries run through the water wheel and the mill).
Watch the waterwheel turn the heavy millstones as they grind grain, with millers explaining the milling process, on the 1st and the 3rd Saturday of each month May - mid November.
Explore our exhibits - featuring over 335 years of the food processing technology used here.