• Peirce Mill

    Peirce Mill

    District of Columbia

The Peirce Mill and Estate

Peirce Mill was built in the 1820's, and operated commercially until 1897. The United States Government acquired the mill as part of Rock Creek in 1892. Peirce Mill has recently been refurbished and operates on special occasions. Peirce Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Did You Know?

Pierce Millstone

Two circular stones are used in the milling process and are referred to as a run or a stand. The bottom stone, known as the bedstone, does not move. The top stone, known as the runner stone, can spin in upwards of 120 times per minute.