Much has been written about The Old Mill complex in Pigeon Forge, some of which has been posted here by various authors, but we continue to write about The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge as it continues to remain steadfast in its place 200 years after first being built alongside the Little Pigeon River and turning out the products that mills are famous for – yet continuing to evolve its surrounding area that includes two restaurants, a couple small but neat shopping complexes, and the Patriot Park that is the center for special events throughout the calendar.
The Old Mill offers tours of its historic mill, still sells flour, syrup, preservatives, baking pans, candy, ice cream, bakery goods and more, and functions as the central hub of the Pigeon Forge trolley bus system. If you’ve not been to The Old Mill in recent years, you might be surprised to learn there is now a distillery on-site (Old Forge Distillery) and the trolley bus hub has been vastly renovated and extended to meet current demands. If this is your first time learning about The Old Mill complex in Pigeon Forge, we’ll let the information from the Mypigeonforge site below take over.
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Tour the Historic Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, TN
“Built in 1830, The Old Mill of Pigeon Forge still operates to this day! See how farmers once employed the greatest in 19th century hydropower technology to grind flour and meal. Plus, learn how pottery and candy was once made by hand.
Today, the Old Mill is a working tribute to the pioneer days of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Old Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most photographed mills in the country. Just as in the 19th century, it’s still one of the most popular places in the Smokies.
• Tuesday – Friday
3pm – 7pm
Every 30 minutes
11am – 7pm
Every 30 minutes
$8 per guest ages 11 and up
$4 for guests 6-10, Free for kids 5 and under.
Buy 4 or more tickets and save $1 per ticket.
Tours are limited to 10 guests at a time
Tickets for the tour are purchased in the Old Mill General Store the day of the tour.
*Schedules and pricing are subject to change without notice.
Attached to the Old Mill is the General Store, where more than a million shoppers a year stop in for tasty treats. Inside, you can discover homemade jams, jellies, fudge, salad dressings, and other popular products from the Old Mill Signature line.”
See more information at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/business/old-mill/.
Old Forge Distillery
“Just a few yards away from where the Head Miller grinds, fills, and ties bags of stone-ground, quality grains lies the Old Forge Distillery in Pigeon Forge. It’s here, in a 100-year-old building made of Tennessee timber, that freshly ground grain is distilled in small batch copper column stills. A tasting bar and gift shop are open to visitors. Old Forge Distillery is located beside the historic Old Mill at Traffic Light #7.”
See more information at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/business/old-forge-distillery/.
“Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is another family favorite located right along Old Mill Square. The park is dedicated to veterans from Sevier County that served during wartime.
The park offers a walking path, which takes you along the Little Pigeon River where you’ll see flags from the 50 states and from branches of the armed forces. The central point of Patriot Park is a Patriot Missile, which was made famous during the first Gulf War.
The parking area for Patriot Park is also the hub for Pigeon Forge Mass Transit trolleys, which offer a convenient and affordable way to get around town.
Patriot Park is also the location of annual festivals and events in Pigeon Forge such as the Patriot Festival, Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Crafts Festival and Easter Egg Hunt.”
See more information at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/things-to-do/patriot-park.
Old Mill Square Restaurants
The Old Mill Restaurant – Visitors can dine on classic family favorites such as country-fried steak and pot roast before watching meal and flour being ground by the iconic mill.
Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grille – Enjoy dining outside by the fountain or inside the warm, inviting dining room featuring a large stone fireplace for the chillier months.
The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille is the finest and most picturesque dining experience in the Smoky Mountains. Here you will find the highest quality steaks, southern catfish and fresh seafood, as well as other southern comfort foods. Other menu items include garden fresh salads made to order, delicious sandwiches, burgers, hearty homemade soups and freshly baked breads made with wholesome grains stone ground at our historic Old Mill.
Traditional fermentation is used to fully develop the natural flavor of the wheat resulting in an exquisite loaf of classic artisan breads.
Old Mill Square Shops
• Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen
• Pigeon River Pottery
• Old Mill Candy Kitchen
• Old Mill General Store
• Old Mill Creamery”
See more information at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/business/old-mill-pottery-house-cafe-and-grille.
See their main website at https://www.old-mill.com/.