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Mabry Mill

Closes in 3 min: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Amazing Place! Go In The Fall!

A must see! The last remaining and working grist mill that produces the products for the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandria, Virginia
Iconic landmark on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Mabry Mill is a "must stop" on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was quite crowded on a July Sunday, so we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denton, Texas
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  • Average4%
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“blacksmith shop”(23 reviews)
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...more
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Hours Today: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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266 Mabry Mill Rd SE, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120-3600
+1 276-952-2947
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see! The last remaining and working grist mill that produces the products for the best buttermilk pancakes at the little restaurant adjacent to the mill. Go early because the diner is always full! Best breakfast you'll ever have! Highly recommended. One of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mabry Mill is a "must stop" on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was quite crowded on a July Sunday, so we didn't go into the Mill itself. We still enjoyed the view and browsing the gift shop. Hope to come back again in the Fall...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to stop. Facilities, ie food, gift shop, toilets etc. Old mill and exhibits and live music was all free. Rangers and volunteers were happy to explain the mill and surrounding area. Great pit stop

Thank DavidBK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this history collection of buildings and equipment representing life in Virginia Appalachia awesome. The decay of the exhibits is very noticeable however and we hope that the Park Service or other entity will see fit to restore the flume and mill to operating...More

Thank Jjmat49022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside pictures are great. Inside is fascinating. Rangers were very nice. Enjoyed looking at the cabin also.

Thank J Seth W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mill is handy because it is right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is an attraction itself. And the mill is close to the parking area. The mill is one of the things which brought us to this area for a short vacation. The...More

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The season, time of day, and the number of visitors effect the opportunity for the perfect photo. If you can arrive at a time that there are few or no visitors you can get the better photo. This old mill is easy to access. Photographed...More

Thank ghall28676
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a photo op! We entered the BlueRidge Parkway from North Carolina on US 52. Less than 30 minutes later we came to this place. not only were the buildings faithfully restored, but there were people there to talk about and show crafts and history.

Thank 1francis
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The view of this old mill is a classic one, and it is frequently photographed. But there are restored old buildings and craftspeople demonstrating the old ways people did things: weaving, blacksmithing, and so on. There's also a restaurant nearby. A good place to let...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! My wife and I decided to make an impromptu road trip to the mountains. We decided to go by Mt. Airy, NC, and then up to Mabry Mill. We haven't been in several years, but it was still as beautiful as ever. The...More

Thank Mark B
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Ryker M
June 28, 2018|
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Response from BLD692 | Reviewed this property |
No, animals are not allowed
StephanieandRod... B
October 12, 2017|
Response from harley28356 | Reviewed this property |
that is a very tough question. you would really need to check the weekly schedule for the change of color for the area you are visiting. personally the entire area is gorgeous even when the fall colors have not yet occurred... More
StephanieandRod... B
October 11, 2017|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
I was up at Rocky Knob (near Mabry Mill on the Parkway) about ten days ago and there was minimal color change so you should see a good show. It's hard to say though because so many factors go into mother nature giving us her... More