Explore the historic Mabry Mill, perhaps the most iconic structure on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. Experience live milling demonstrations, as this gristmill still grinds flour more than a century since its original construction! See the nearby Matthews Cabin, blacksmith shop and interpretive area. Here, National Park Service staff conducts demonstrations on blacksmithing, carding, spinning, basket making and other traditional Appalachian crafts. On Sundays throughout the summer, local folk and mountain music performers appear live here as well! Visit our Happenings page to see what we’ve got going on!
Then visit the Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop. Enjoy a country-style menu, featuring our famous Sweet Potato, Cornmeal, Buckwheat, Blueberry and Apple Pancakes. Breakfast is served all day. Lunch and dinner entrees also are featured, including favorites such as Barbecue Pulled Pork, a classic Chicken Pot Pie and our homemade Blackberry Cobbler.
Our gift shop features Virginia crafts and foods, as well as a wide selection of Mabry Mill and Blue Ridge Parkway-inspired gifts, clothing, books, music and souvenirs. And don’t forget to pick up your own bag of grits, cornmeal and buckwheat flour to take home for yourself or as a gift! See what’s on the menu here!