Mingus Mill is a working, water-powered gristmill that was built in 1886 and located a half-mile north of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center at Greater Smoky Mountains NP. The mill uses a water-powered turbine instead of a water wheel to power all of the machinery in the building, and at the time of its development, was a considered a state-of-the-art gristmill

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Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
FamilyExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 0 - 2 , 3 - 5 and 6 - 12
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Built in 1886, this mill, on its original site, is open mid-March to mid-November
  • See a working water-powered turbine
  • Costumed interpreters grind corn; cornmeal and other items are for sale at the mill

Museum Village, Greater Smoky Mtns National Park
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
Parking: 9am-5pm daily mid-March through mid-November

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (865) 436-1200
Email: grsm_smokies_information@nps.gov
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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