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Wye Grist Mill - Wye Mills, MD
Wye Grist Mill
The Wye Grist Mill was constructed in 1682 at the headwaters of the Wye East River. Today it is the oldest working mill in Maryland. The community of Wye Mills was established around the mill, reflecting a time when the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers - not roads - were the main transportation routes. The mill ground flour for local plantation owners and farmers, but the bulk of products were shipped along the Wye River and Chesapeake Bay to the cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia, and ultimately to Europe. During the American Revolution, the mill shipped flour up the Bay to General George Washington's Continental Army warehouses near the Elk River.

Visit this classic community mill and go back in time to experience how the Bay's rivers powered and transported the region's early farm products. These waters still turn the grindstone today.

Hours: Late-April through May weekends 10 AM - 4 PM. July through early November Thursday - Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM.
Fees: $2 donation requested.
For more information about Wye Grist Mill call (410) 827-6909.

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