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Museum at the Edinburg Mill, Edinburg

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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.
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  • Great museum stocked full of interesting exhibits. The staff at the museum are long time Edinburg residents so they are very familiar with the area. The walking tour of the historic homes in Edinburg ...  more »
  • The mill is now a wonderful museum with period exhibits, a film, gift shop and restaurant. Displays were fascinating. The mill is one of the few to escape "The burning" during the Civil War.  more »
  • For a $3.00 admission you get far more than your money's worth. So much to see. All well displayed with plenty of written history back up. Very nice film that depicts the carnage of the war. Depicts h...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I loved the variety of things they had going on, a nice historic museum, a large gift shop. Cozy restaurant and a well stocked winery. It was very nice
  • Incredible collection of memorabilia very thoughtfuly arranged. The Burning film features oral histories which add personal stories to the sad tale.
  • A ton of historic and period pieces from the 1800's and 1900's daily life, wonderfully displayed in a great, 3 story formerly working grist mill. Be sure to allow a couple hours to take it in.
  • Food was delicious