Address and Phone:
174 Old Mill Ave.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone: (865) 453-5771
Hours Open to the Public:
10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Payment Types Accepted:
Visa, MasterCard, Personal Check, American Express, Discover, Free Admission
One of The Old Mill's most distinctive features is the giant water wheel that harnesses the flow of the Little Pigeon River. Inside the structure, an antiquated yet reliable system of shafts, belts, and pulleys still gets the job done, working to turn the 4600-pound stones and grain elevators.
Weighing one ton each, the massive flint granite stones, called French Buhrs, are only the second set ever used in The Old Mill's 175-year history. When they're in action, the stones convert grain into about 1000 pounds of product each day, six days a week. Resident millers then hand-fill, weigh and tie each bag of stone ground grain.
Products ground at The Old Mill are used in many of the dishes at the Old Mill Restaurant including biscuits, corn bread, pancakes, hush puppies, muffins and grits. We also use our own grains for the homemade artisan style breads that are prepared each day at The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille.
The area's heritage is also being preserved through a variety of crafts that are practiced at the nearby shops of the Old Mill Square. Our Pigeon River Pottery has been home to pottery making for over forty years, and the best of time-tested recipes are prepared by our confectioners (with decades of experience among them) in the Old Mill Candy Kitchen. The entire Square is a working tribute to the Smokies' pioneer days.
Today, The Old Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and just as in the 19th century, it's still one of the most popular places in the Smokies and one of the most photographed mills in the country.
Follow signs to Sevierville/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg.
Turn left at traffic light #7 in Pigeon Forge
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Looking for a day of fun and frolic? Here's a quick list of nearby attractions that you may enjoy.
Date: Nov 26, 2013 - Dec 8, 2013
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Holiday Show
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
Date: Dec 12, 2013
Painting With a Twist at Eagle Springs Winery!
Location: Kodak, TN
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