Parkway Milepost 176
Meadows of Dan, Virginia
founded by Ed Mabry, Mabry Mill remains one of the most famous
and highly photographed rural life attractions along the Blue
Ridge Parkway. Mabry Mill was originally built in 1910, and
the historic water-powered grist mill, sawmill and nearby blacksmith
shop provide you with a view of pioneer life along the Parkway.
Old time skills (basket weaving, seat caneing, spinning, and
weaving) demonstrated. Applebutter making on Sundays in October
- Oldtime bluegrass music on Sundays 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Self-guided
tours include a sorghum mill, soap making kettle, and an "old
time" whiskey still.
Mabry Mill is known for its stone ground grits,
cornmeal and buckwheat flour, which is why travelers and locals
alike come back year after year for the Mabry Mill Restaurant's
famous buckwheat cakes, country ham, Virginia barbecue and blackberry
While you're visiting, check out Mabry Mill's
gift/craft store - it's stocked with a great selection of handmade
gift items and regional crafts.
Map and Driving Directions
Phone: (276) 952-2947