Mabry Mill - Milepost 176

Mabry Mill with reflection in pond and pink flowers
Mabry Mill is one of the most picturesque places along the Parkway, especially with spring and summer blooms.

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The sights and sounds of Rural Appalachia fill the air at Mabry Mill during summer and fall. Ed Mabry built the mill where he and his wife Lizzy ground corn, sawed lumber, and did blacksmithing for three decades. The old mill, cultural demonstrations, and a decades-long tradition of Sunday afternoon music and dancing continue to draw visitors today. Take a break from driving with a short walk by the mill or some country fare at the restaurant.
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At a Glance:

  • Historic mill
  • Cultural demonstrations on Thursday-Monday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM in summer and early fall.
  • Matthew’s Cabin
  • Hiking trail
  • Restaurant
  • Mountain music concerts

Points of Interest:

Mabry Mill: One of the most picturesque places on the Parkway. Mabry’s original sawmill and blacksmith shop still stand as well. The mill is open seasonally; check the opening schedule for specific dates.

Matthew’s Cabin: Not one of the original Mabry buildings, Parkway designers relocated this historic cabin from close by. Now, Matthew’s cabin adds to the area’s picturesque and historic nature. In summer and fall, catch up with rangers and volunteers during cultural demonstrations.

Sleeping and Eating:

Mabry Mill Restaurant: Enjoy simple but delicious country fare inspired by rural Appalachia. Breakfast is served all day, with classic lunch and dinner entrees as well. Open seasonally. Visit the Mabry Mill Restaurant website for more information.

Things to Do:

Hike the Mabry Mill Trail: Also known as the Mountain Industry Trail, this is a 0.5-mile easy trail that gives excellent views of the historic buildings.

Mountain Music Concerts: Be a part of tradition and join us for a free Sunday concert at the mill. Want more of the music? See our Blue Ridge Music page.

2018 Concert Schedule
All concerts 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • May 27 - Southfork Ramblers
  • June 3 - Jason Phillips and Friends
  • June 10 - Olen Gardner & Friends
  • June 17 Fork Mountain Ramblers
  • June 24 - The Original Orchard Grass
  • July 1 - Southfork Ramblers
  • July 8 - Olen Gardner & Friends
  • July 15 - Fork Mountain Ramblers
  • July 22 - The McKenzies
  • July 29 - Jezreel
  • August 5 - Southfork Ramblers
  • August 12 - Root 2 Music
  • August 19 - Fork Mountain Ramblers
  • August 26 - Easy Pickins
  • September 2 - Southfork Ramblers
  • September 9 - The Origional Orchard Grass
  • September 16 - Fork Mountain Ramblers
  • September 23 - Jason Phillips and Friends
  • September 30 - New River Bound
  • October 7 - Southfork Ramblers
  • October 14 - Easy Pickins
  • October 21 - Fork Mountain Ramblers

Nearby Towns And Access

  • Christinasburg, VA: 37 miles
  • Floyd, VA: 15 miles
  • Stuart, VA: 17 miles
  • Closest Main Access Roads: US Route 58, Virginia State Route 8

Last updated: June 13, 2018

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Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


(828) 348-3400

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