Historic Yates Mill County Park77 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 4095-, 4699 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States, 27603
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9198566675
- Fax: +1-9198566674
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks
The official website of the County Park says that they “offer visitors an Escape from the Daily Grind with experiences that interpret and preserve our agricultural heritage, environmental resources and history through educational programs, events and exhibits.” And the above said can be held true to the word as the park perfectly delivers to the punch. This 174 acre wildlife refuge also backs up as an environmental research center. The centre also provides tours of the Yates Mill – the historic water powered gristmill, and has live demonstrations too.
Historic Yates Mill County Park Travel Tips
- Tour of Mill building lasts for half an hour to 1 hour.
- For events and details on tour timings and prices please refer official website.
Entrance Ticket Details For Historic Yates Mill County Park
- Park entry is free.
- A.E. Finley visitor center is free.
- For tours of the Historic Yates Mill building please refer official website for prices.
Historic Yates Mill County Park Hours
- Given timings are for the Park.
- Park hours (Monday – Sunday): 8:00 am – sunset
- A. E. Finley Visitor Center hours (Monday – Sunday): 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
- For tours of the Historic Yates Mill building please refer to official website for timings.
How to Reach Historic Yates Mill County Park
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
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10.17% of people who visit Raleigh include Historic Yates Mill County Park in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
95% of people start their Historic Yates Mill County Park visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Historic Yates Mill County Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Historic Yates Mill County Park
People normally also visit State Farmers Market while planning their trip to Historic Yates Mill County Park.
Historic Yates Mill County Park Reviews & Ratings
I was looking for something to do in the area of Cary and found this place. It’s free to get in and it has a nice facility with bathrooms and a small interactive museum for the kids. The mill itself is so beautiful and peaceful. The waterfall and rocks made me feel like I was in the mountains. They have tours of the mill on the weekends only. They also have a mile of hiking trail around the lake there. Easy walk with small children.
I took the Sunday 2pm tour of the backstage view of the Mill. Very informative. It starts with a video presentation and then a volunteer guide takes you on to various spots at the park, and then you head off to the actual working Mill where they grind the corn, to make corn meal. The guides are not just some kid that needs a summer job, these are adults who are passionate about what they are speaking about and showing, and the quality of what they are showing you and telling you comes through. If you have not visited here, you are missing a real treat.
Beautiful, serene park and trails. I took my 3-year-old son on a Saturday morning. Not to crowded and great little museum at the entrance. This park is so impressive. A great place to enjoy the outdoors.
The Yates Mill Park has a beautiful old wooden grist mill. The access is excellent, although they ask that you not climb on the rocks. There is an easy to walk 1 mile loop. There is a small visitor center - museum. Clean bathrooms add to the visit. A nice place to visit for an hour or more. Relaxing and pretty.
The museum and the waterfall is great. We went with a infant on a stroller, wouldn’t suggest doing that as the trails are mostly adult friendly, we could only go till the historic mill and came back.