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We search out old grist mills and I really don't know how we missed this one. After completing a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JRoOntheRoad
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Madison, Alabama
You may think you have landed in heaven

Wade's Mill, the oldest working mill in VA, is not only steeped in history, but has been... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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Wade's Mill, the oldest, continuously operating commercial grist mill in Virginia, has been stone-grinding grains since 1750. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. We stone-grind premium and heirloom...more
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55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop, Raphine, VA 24472-2107
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We search out old grist mills and I really don't know how we missed this one. After completing a tasting at the Rockbridge winery saw the sign and headed to the mill. Couldn't understand all the traffic until we got there-- they were having a...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Wade's Mill, the oldest working mill in VA, is not only steeped in history, but has been beautifully and lovingly restored by the current owners. There is an exhibit throughout the mill that explains its history, but John is more than happy to regale you...More

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John S, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for your review and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. And next movie night, we'll be settling down in front of Babe, thanks to your suggestion!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We have tried 3 "colors" of grits and all were delicious. Looking forward to making buckwheat cakes with their flour.

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

The mill is beautiful in a rural mountainous setting. The inside is very interesting as it does a good job in explaining which grains are being ground, the process and history of the place. You can also buy their flours and cake mixes. Some grains...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

What a great historic mill to stop and see. My parents, me and my children were all fascinated to see all of the period equipment still in the mill. It's the longest continuously working Mill in the region so I can't wait to get home...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Nice visit to this historic mill. John the, owner was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The history of milling and the tie into the Valley was nice.

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John S, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for visiting us and we're glad you enjoyed the history and tradition of Wade's Mill.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Wade's Mill is a great attraction for anyone driving the by-ways of S.W. Virginia near Lexington/Staunton. One of the last working mills in the greater area. We received an excellent tour from the relatively new owner. Plus, an opportunity to purchase various milled grains, local...More

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for visiting and glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure today to be blessed with a tour of this awesome working piece of history! If you are looking for a special memory then it is worth taking a moment of your time to step back in time! Thank you so much...More

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Wade's Mill is a great piece of History that is still milling grain they way it was done long ago. The best part is the grain and of items milled here are available for sale, at a ever fair price too. Located off US 81...More

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for stopping by!

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

That was a pun... I found is absolutely fascinating to see how a mill would have operated many years ago. We also bought pancake mix made at this mill and my sister tells me it’s delicious. A real piece of US history which is off...More

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JohnSiegfried, Owner at Wade's Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for visiting and glad your sister liked the pancake mix.

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Response from mark g | Reviewed this property |
Not at the Mill that I know of but several in the arena. The Cyrus Mcormick Mill, about 5 miles to the east has a small nature trail, neat Mill. Close to the mountains, there are there plenty of hiking trails at the parks.
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