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Edinburg Mill is a grist mill in Edinburg, Virginia. The three story wood framed building stands on Stony Creek, set on a limestone basement. A working mill until 1978, the original structure was built in 1848 by the Grandstaff family. It replaced an 1813 complex developed by Grandstaff that included a sawmill, grist mill and a carding operation. The present mill was almost burned during the American Civil War, when forces under Union general Philip Sheridan set fire to the mill as part of their scorched-earth campaign. Local women convinced the soldiers to salvage the mill's flour, and the fire was extinguished, saving the mill.
The mill is three stories tall with a prominent gable formed by the deep roof structure. Shed-roofed extensions are found to either side of the gable, with a lean-to office addition at the front gable end. Although built in the 19th century, the mill uses some 18th-century techniques, such as shoulder posts.
Edinburg Mill is owned by the town of Edinburg in partnership with a preservation group. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 7, 1979. It is included in the Edinburg Historic District. Plan to visit Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Edinburg attractions using our Edinburg tour site.
Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill reviews
Lady in musuem very sweet and kind. Lots of interesting artifacts and history. Gift shop is a local consignment shop. Neat stuff!! Took a break from sales and enjoyed the museum.
Lady in musuem very sweet and kind. Lots of interesting artifacts and history. Gift shop is a local consignment shop. Neat stuff!! Took a break from sales and enjoyed the museum. more »
I have a soft spot for small, local museums and this fit the Bill. We learned a lot about the civil war history of the Shenandoah Valley but also the farming and industry history of the area. Part...
I have a soft spot for small, local museums and this fit the Bill. We learned a lot about the civil war history of the Shenandoah Valley but also the farming and industry history of the area. Part... more »
My husband and I spent a good two hours in this museum learning about the Edinburg Mill (the building itself) and also the Shenandoah Valley. The first floor is free to visit, and there’s a nominal..... more
My husband and I spent a good two hours in this museum learning about the Edinburg Mill (the building itself) and also the Shenandoah Valley. The first floor is free to visit, and there’s a nominal..... more »
The Edinburg Mill Museum is an excellent local history site. You can learn about the mill, built in 1848, the town of Edinburg, and the Shenandoah Valley. It is filled with everything and anything you can imagine, from farm wagons to Red Cross artifacts. They also have a delightful gift shop/local market space.
Really enjoyed the Museum at the Edinburgh Mill. Staff was wonderful and the exhibits have something for everyone. The setting is fabulous.
Let me start out by saying WOW! The options are not limited, delicious food, good price, great service. I definitely recommend the spicy cheese curds. The desert combinations of limitless. Great museum, they even have a movie theater to play the historical movie on this mill. Five star is as high as I can go, but this deserves something much more higher.
Wow, we almost passed this place up and I can't tell you how glad I am we didn't. You can see from the road how large the Mill is however inside it is PACKED with great exhibits. They have a small theater for the movie they show. Great place to kill a few hours in the A/C.
Great displays. The movie is long-45 minutes but so many great things to see. The staff is very friendly.
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