Historic Yates Mill

Jerry Blackwelder

Exploring Force and Motion at Historic Yates Mill

Historic Yates Mill County Park, featuring Wake County’s last remaining operable water-powered mill and 174-acres of diverse natural areas, is an exciting learning environment full of interactive exhibits and hands-on fun for individuals and groups of all ages.

The park offers unique experiences year round, with educational programs and field trip opportunities covering agricultural heritage, environmental resources and local history. The 18th century mill is open and available for guided tours from March to November.

Check out Historic Yates Mill County Park’s field trips and school programs, and download our new Educator’s Guide, at: www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill. For more details, please call the park at 919.856.6675. All programs at Historic Yates Mill are age-appropriate and aligned with the latest NC Department of Public Instruction’s curricular standards.


  • 4620 Lake Wheeler Road
  • Raleigh, NC



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PO Box 1155
Matthews, NC 28106

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