Wades Mill, Flour Mill, Shenandoah Valley

Historic Wade's Mill
Wade's Mill is a working flour mill, c. 1750, built by Captain Joseph Kennedy. Captain Kennedy was a Scotsman who was one of the earlier settlers in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He settled in the area between Staunton and Lexington Virginia. This was the frontier of the United States between 1740 and 1770. The Kennedy family owned the flour mill in the Shenandoah Valley for about 100 years.

In 1882, James F. Wade bought the flour mill and his family operated it for the next four generations. The interior and workings of the flour mill are much like they were when Mr. Wade bought it.

How Wade's Mill Operates
The mill is powered by a 21-foot water wheel that is fed by a nearby stream (known originally as Captain Joseph Kennedy's Mill Creek). Wade's Mill is one of the few remaining flour mills that still produces a wide variety of flours exclusively on mill stones. The Shenandoah Valley flour mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wade’s Mill Visitors Hours
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday: 1 to 5 PM. We are open from April through Mid-December. Please note: We are closed on Sundays during June, July and August. and we will be closed on the fourth of July and Thanksgiving Day.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us 800-290-1400, email us, or use our online request form.




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