Mabry Mill

Mabry Mill, Meadows of Dan: Hours, Address, Mabry Mill Reviews: 4.5/5

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Explore the historic Mabry Mill, located on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. Experience live milling demonstrations, as this gristmill still grinds flour more than a century since its original construction. See the nearby Matthews Cabin, blacksmith shop and interpretive area. National Park Service staff conducts demonstrations on blacksmithing, carding, spinning and basket making. On Sundays throughout the summer, local folk and mountain music performers appear live here. Then visit the Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop and enjoy a country-style menu. Breakfast is served all day. Lunch and dinner entrees also are featured. Our gift shop features Virginia crafts and foods, as well as a selection of Mabry Mill and Blue Ridge Parkway-inspired clothing, books, music and souvenirs.
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Tara Heagele
Trenton, NJ941 contributions
Jun 2022
Mabry Mill is a great place to stop and stretch your legs. There are a lot of interesting things to take photos of. The early 1900s Mill was there originally and the park brought in other historic buildings to recreate an old Appalachian village. Placards with educational information are sprinkled throughout the grounds. You can walk through most of the historic buildings. The day we went, a park ranger and a park volunteer were in the house making corn husk dolls and brooms, providing an oral history on how folks survived the winters. It is an easy stroll through the grounds. There is a parking lot and bathroom available too. Just beautiful!
Written June 8, 2022
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bubba3122
York, PA195 contributions
Apr 2021
Lots to see and experience. The site is in very good condition and I would rate it as one of the top spots along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although we visited on a very overcast and drizzly day the weather did not dampen our experience. I only wish the rest rooms were open. Mabry Mill is also easy access from HWY 81 so you don't need to drive the entire parkway.
Written April 21, 2021
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,204 contributions
Oct 2021
We came on Sunday, October 10 during our drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway to observe fall foliage. Mabry Mill was my favorite stop. The leaves changing color against the mill makes for great photos. It is a very popular stop but there is plenty of parking.
Written November 3, 2021
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Ross
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
I called ahead to make sure they were open. The lady I spoke with said that they closed at 5pm and stopped seating people at 4:30pm. My son, girlfriend, and I drove an hour and twenty minutes and arrived there at 3:20pm and they refused to even take our name down bc the gentlemen said they weren’t seating any more people. Total waste of my time.
Written August 23, 2020
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Tombigbee R.
Glade Spring, VA167 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Not doing well in a few ways. Our last trip was on Friday May 28, 2021 about 1PM when the lunch crowd should have died down. When we parked, there were lots of parking places and I thought we'd hit it at a good time. Unfortunately I think this was due to people not coming. Our waitress was completely overwhelmed and the only one I saw in the place. She did an excellent job, received an excellent tip for it, and had a good attitude the whole time. We waited about 5 minutes to get drinks, but our order was taken promptly and our food arrived in good stead. My only complaint was the vegetables. The green beans, carrots and cooked apples were so bad they weren't really edible. The salads were fresh and excellent, and the roast turkey was just fantastic. My aunt's cheeseburger and fries were good. They could use more help and better prep for the vegetable offerings. We usually get buckwheats, which now are restricted until 12.
Written May 29, 2021
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west73
Atlanta166 contributions
Jun 2022
This is a must see when driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We were in a Motorhome and there is a parking lot which accommodated us and our towed vehicle. We were able to wander the grounds and see the Blacksmith Shop, with tools displayed inside and took pictures of the most photographed site on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is the water wheel. Be sure to go inside where the gentleman explains the history. It will take about an hour to wander the grounds and read all of the informative signs. Apparently, sometimes there are demonstrations, but, perhaps because it was a hot day, they were not happening while we were there.
Written June 1, 2022
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Christopher D
Danville, VA46 contributions
Dec 2019
There really isn't a more picturesque spot in the entire country than this old mill. Although I have been here many, many times, I always look forward to the next time. I've traveled to 4 continents, over 30 countries, and 49 states; and this is still one of my favorite places on the globe. It's beautiful in any season, but spring is my favorite when the redbud trees and dogwoods are in bloom.
Written February 13, 2020
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jmpncsu
Raleigh, NC4,371 contributions
Apr 2022
We stopped at Mabry Mill while driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway in spring with out dog. It's a beautiful old mill, originally built by Edwin Mabry in 1910. Mr. Mabry and his wife Lizzie operated the mill until 1936 and it was restored by the National Park Service in 1945. It is now the most photographed location on the parkway. A short, paved trail leads from parking to the mill and other historical buildings and artifacts. Dogs are allowed on the trail and outside areas, but not in the mill or other buildings. There are demonstrations of rural life in Appalachia and music, but too early in the season when we visited. There is also a gift shop and restaurant at the mill. Overall, a really beautiful stop on the parkway and worth a visit if you're in the area.
Written May 4, 2022
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Mikeshy
Aurora, OH983 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
While driving the Blue Ridge Parkwy in its entirety, my wife and I had lunch at the Mary Grill. It was Fathers Day and quite crowded. We were seated after about 30 minutes. Our server, Wendy, did a great job of taking care of us. My wife ordered the pot roast dinner and I had the roast turkey. Both meals were a lot of food. Our food was served quickly and was hot and tasty. I wanted to order the warm blackberry cobbler, but I was too full to do so. There was a lot to see on the property while we waited to be seated.
Written June 20, 2021
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Charles H
St. Marys, GA142 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We have been eating breakfast there for 25 years. The draw was grits, best we have had. About 4 years ago there was a change and overnight the grits were awful and under cooked, we thought the problem was that we got there early. We tried later and grits were awful then so we stopped going to Mabry Mill. Yesterday after four years we were within a hour drive so gave them another shot. If you are going for the grits DO NOT GO.
Written August 16, 2021
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