Old Wye Mill Opens 2021 Season
Opening Day Features New Exhibit, Music and Food
Old Wye Mill invites you to a festive Opening Day on May 1, following a year of closure due to the public health crisis. OWM is one of Maryland’s most remarkable places: the historic grist mill is the oldest continuously operated water-powered mill in America, and Maryland’s oldest continuously operating business. In case of rain, the event is postponed to June 5.
On Opening Day, visitors will enter the Mill in small groups from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., receiving timed entry tickets. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing during your visit. The interior features a new panel exhibition explaining the operation of the Mill and its history, while Docents and Millers will be on hand to demonstrate and interpret the Mill’s operation. Suggested contribution is $2/person.
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.
Seasonal Opening Hours
May 1 - end of October
Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
While the Mill is closed to visitors during the pandemic, you can still purchase stone-ground organic and conventional flour, cornmeal, grits, and other products. Please call Rhonda at (410)-827-3850 or email email@example.com to make arrangements!
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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.