A tour of the Homestead Gristmill is a fascinating live lesson of the history and processes by which grains have been prepared for thousands of years. A restored 18th Century Gristmill building is today, still powered by water, which propels the large wheel that turns the large millstones.
Visitors can watch the milling process from start to finish, and then tour the Gristmill store, which features fresh samples of various baked items, unique gift items for the kitchen and home, and dozens of delicious natural mixes that can be taken home and enjoyed.
You can contact Homestead Gristmill at:
Phone: (254) 829-2135
Open 9AM-5PM, Monday through Saturday.
The Homestead Grist Mill is housed in a historic timber-frame mill was originally built circa 1760 in the Long Valley of western New Jersey. Though very few remain, water-powered mills such as this one once dotted the American countryside. In use for almost one hundred and sixty years until it closed in 1918, Homestead Heritage found the mill in 2000, neglected and in disrepair, and brought it to Texas, where it has found a new home and renewed life as a working building that continues to grind grains the same way as when it first opened it’s doors nearly 250 years ago.