Museum at the Edinburg Mill, Edinburg

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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  • 3 stories of amazing local history. The first floor is free to check out. The above floors have an entry fee of $3 which is well worth the cost. There is such pride in military history and red cross. ...  more »
  • This museum has 3 floors. The first floor is free and it is $3 to go up to the other two floors. As I did not have a lot of time, I stuck to the first floor which also has the gift shop. They shop has...  more »
  • Great museum with so many pieces of history and it's free! Go upstairs for a small fee to see the movie about the burning. Great family trip!  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

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