Historic Yates Mill County Park

Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh: Hours, Address, Historic Yates Mill County Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Yates Mill County Park

Historic Yates Mill County Park
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Yates Mill is the last operating, water-powered gristmill in NC's capital county. The 18th century mill was restored, and the 174-acre park developed, through a partnership among the County of Wake, Yates Mill Associates, and NC State University. The park is open 361 days per year, from 8 am to sunset. The visitor center with its 2,200 square feet of exhibit space is open 8:30 am to 5 pm. The historic mill is open for guided tours Mar-Nov each year for public tours on weekends (fee: $3-5) and also by appointment on weekdays for organized groups.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Carlos Montero
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Peaceful Place!
Sep 2021
Great place for a quite and nice walk. Great for running and exercise. I went with my family including children and they all enjoyed.
Written September 8, 2021
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K C
Conway, United States22 contributions
Peaceful, historical
Jul 2021
This was a very pleasant surprise of a place. the mill & grounds are well kept. Walking trail is easy to use & picturesque. the simplicity of it is part of the charm. The visitor center was not open due to COVID but it was just as pleasant without it
Written August 9, 2021
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Linda E
Columbus, OH13 contributions
Great 2 Hour Experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
We visited Yates Mill park to see the old mill and take a walk through the reserve. It was quiet and beautiful. Loved watching the baby turtles swimming among the lilypadds in the mill pond and the large trees in the woods. The pond's dam, beside the mill, is very pretty black stone. As we were leaving, we spotted the NC State dairy farm just down the road, and stopped to sample the "Howling Cow Creamery" ice cream - always good after a hike!
Written August 8, 2021
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teknoge3k
Rocky Mount, VA901 contributions
Nice park!
Jul 2021
We stopped here to check out the park while we were in Raleigh, mainly to kill time. It was very nice, very well maintained and clean. We walked to the mill to check it out and get some pictures.

If you're looking for the mill only, if you're looking at the restrooms, go to the left to get to the mill, and you'll find it.
Written July 28, 2021
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John B
Pelham, NY562 contributions
Yates Mill
Apr 2021 • Couples
Visited here last weekend while in Raleigh
Beautiful historic mill on a lake. Walking trail around the area. It was a beautiful morning and it was quiet and peaceful
Loved it
Written April 28, 2021
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sarahtham
Lawrence, KS568 contributions
Fun for everyone
Dec 2020 • Family
What a fun place to explore. The mill house is not open. But the historic feel is all there.The falls are the best parts of the park. Definitely a good photo op stop.The bridge, the easy trails are scenic and not tiring. Love it.
Written January 27, 2021
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Bunmaster2014
Boca Raton, FL6,874 contributions
SCENIC AND PEACEFUL WALK
Nov 2020 • Solo
I walked through the park to burn off some calories from the sumptuous breakfast I ate this morning and to enjoy the beauty and serenity. I was disappointed that the mill wasn't opened. The coronavirus is the reason. Still, I enjoyed my casual stroll. I only saw about a handful of other visitors.
Written November 26, 2020
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John1149
Fuquay-Varina, NC65 contributions
Great Place well maintained!
Oct 2020 • Solo
Big part of the Area’s History, well kept and very nice nature museum inside. Historically Buildings show what Wake County was like in the past.
Written November 7, 2020
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TheRecreator
Cary, NC7 contributions
Nice Leisurely Walk and Photo Shoot
Oct 2019 • Solo
I grabbed the camera a ran out the door excited for a new photo destination. I was disappointed when I first arrived but as I made my way around the small pond the mill came into view. The pond provided some great reflections and having high water levels water was spilling over the retaining wall making some great shots. I’ll go back when the leaves change fore sure!
Written September 20, 2020
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jmpncsu
Raleigh, NC4,327 contributions
Nice Historical Park
Jun 2020
Historic Yates Mill is a Wake County park that protects the old mill south of Raleigh. Yates mill was in operation for 200 years before ceasing operations. As the mill fell into disrepair, concerned citizens worked with the county to restore the mill and open a park. The mill is normally open for tours, but currently closed due to COVID. In addition to the mill, there are about 3 miles of hiking trails along the millpond and through the surrounding woods. Note that dogs are not allowed in the park. A beautiful little park to enjoy nature and learn about this history of the region.
Written June 29, 2020
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Historic Yates Mill County Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM