The restored Aldie Mill, an imposing four-story brick structure with tandem metal waterwheels, offers visitors and students a glimpse of how life was lived in the rural South during a time when the Mill served as a vital center of the community.
The twin overshot waterwheels were restored in October 2010 with grant assistance from the Loudoun Preservation Society, and grinding demonstrations have resumed.
Gristmills once dotted the landscape of Virginia and rural America, but most of them have now vanished or stand abandoned as silent witnesses of the past. At Aldie Mill the unique heritage of water-powered gristmills is remembered and preserved.
Aldie Mill also boasts a Civil War historical site.
Last Updated: 4/5/2012 4:54 PM