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Mabry Mill

Open Now: 07:30 - 17:00
Open today: 07:30 - 17:00
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Beautiful place

Mabry Mill is one of the most beautiful spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway. An old Mill is the center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A great place to stop and stretch!

Mabry Mill is said to be the most phtographed site on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I can see why... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St. Catharines, Canada
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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...more
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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 via mobile

Mabry Mill is one of the most beautiful spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway. An old Mill is the center of the place. Nice easy walking trails let you get a good look at the Mill and it's associated buildings. There's a gift shop and...More

Thank MikeGA19591982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mabry Mill is said to be the most phtographed site on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I can see why! Picturesque. Interesting. Crowded on a Tuesday afternoon in late October. Take your time and don't rush through. Well worth the time.

Thank GMB54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went on a Tuesday around 3:30. We had not eaten lunch prior to arriving, and after reading reviews from other visitors decided to order the breakfast. It was horrible. My grits had been watered down and were not hot. The bacon...More

Thank MimiandPapi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful walk thru and around the old buildings. Old mill with many uses, grinding grains, sawing logs, finishing lumber, and more. All belt fed by the water wheel. A working forge at the blacksmithing building and other old buildings spread about a small space. Many...More

Thank taftdev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to visit on the Parkway. Good to see how the early people made do with what is available. The Park Service has done a good job of keeping it as it was except the black pipe bringing the water to the Waterwheel...cover it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, I was charmed by this place. Even though it’s the most photographed place on the BRP, I thoroughly enjoyed capturing images of the mill. Seems well preserved and we had a pleasant walk around the well maintained grounds. Cool place -...More

Thank KENT N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The photos that you see of this mill don't completely capture how cool this place is .... there is a nice area to walk around (outdoors) and the visit was enjoyable

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Very interesting place to visit. The mill is amazing considering it served three functions. I do recommend stopping here and at a minimum visiting the mill.

Thank jimr20162016
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I didn’t know this would be so beautiful, peaceful and engaging. The Mill is a photographic jackpot, especially if you get the duck gliding in the foreground. But there’s more. Caring and informative rangers and volunteers sharing intriguing details of old Appalachian life, artifacts, buildings,...More

Thank Martha D
Reviewed 1 October 2018

My husband visited Mabry Mill a few weeks ago with my son. We were in the area for a family reunion and he wanted me to enjoy it as much as they did. And I did! The food is amazing! We had pancakes (of course)....More

Thank Shirley W
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Ryker M
28 June 2018|
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Response from BLD692 | Reviewed this property |
No, animals are not allowed
StephanieandRod... B
13 October 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
11 October 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