Aldie Mill Historic Park

Explore a 200-Year-Old Grist Mill in Aldie Mill Historic Park

Discover a part of Northern Virginia’s industrial heritage — the restored gristmill at Aldie Mill Historic Park, in Aldie. Built between 1807 and 1809, the Aldie Gristmill was once the largest factory of its kind in Loudoun County. The mill's tandem metal waterwheels are fully operational, making it possible for visitors to watch live grinding demonstrations. Aldie Mill is available to rent for events and meetings. Tours and demonstrations are available during weekends between April and November.

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Opening Hours


April 10 - November 7

Saturday and Sunday                                                              12 PM – 5 PM

The grounds around the Mill are open year-round during daylight hours.


Aldie Mill Historic Park
39401 John Mosby Highway
Aldie, VA 20105
United States

T 703-327-9777
F 703-327-0082

Manager: Tracy Gillespie

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The Aldie Mill volunteer program welcomes docents interested in working in a variety of positions, including interpreters, greeters, clerical assistants, researchers, and many other duties.  Mill volunteers attend a training workshop every April and participate in the Mill’s special events.  Volunteers also received a 10% discount on purchases for all merchandise sold at the Mill.  Other benefits include receiving special news bulletins and advance announcements of new programs and events.

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If your looking for original this is the place. Was surprised to see all the original equipment and how well it has been preserved.

If your looking for original this is the place. Was surprised to see all the original equipment and how well it has been preserved.. Gave me a sense of being in the 19th century. Twin, metal water wheels and some reconstructed buildings, with beautiful grassland. Small property in nature but very pretty. Wheelchair accessible. Some steps to downstairs room.

Google - 11/09/2020 by Joni K.

Historic Virginian Gristmill

Historic Virginian gristmill. Has two waterwheels, well preserved mill race and interior milling equipment. Amazing mill. Call ahead of time to visit the interior.

Google Review - 01/15/2019 by Brenda K.

Delightful restoration of a historic grist mill

Delightful restoration of a historic grist mill. The docents do a good job of explaining the process and showing the mill in action. Even on days the mill buildings are closed to the public, the signs in the park area do a good job explaining the mill and the Civil War battle that occurred in Aldie.

Google Review - 11/10/2018 by Nathan L.