Washington Grist Mill Park
Grist Mill Park showcases industry of earlier times in America.
The centerpiece of this seven acre park is the newly reconstructed
Washington Grist Mill. George
Washington owned considerable land in this area. He commisioned
the construction of the grist mill which was built by Colonel Crawford.
Construction began in 1774, but was delayed until 1776 because of
the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. The foundation was restored
using the original stone.
Other attractions in the park include:
The Distillery - Built in early 1790's, rebuilt with original
The Bake Shop - Built circa 1856. Beehive type oven, operational.
Searight Fulling Mill - Built circa 1814 by William Searight.
Machinery on site, only free standing fulling mill in USA.
For an informative glimpse or the past, this is a worthwhile stop.