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Shoaff's Mill Tours

Shoaff's Mill is an 1840's era Grist Mill that operates from May to October on weekends from 1-3pm. See a 32 ft steel waterwheel turn just as it has for over 100 years.

The Mill was originally built around 1837 by the owners of the Juniata Furnace, which was located just outside of park property. In 1866, several years after the Furnace closed, the Mill was sold to William Shoaff, and the Shoaff family owned and operated the mill for 100 years, grinding corn, wheat, and animal feeds, as well as producing apple cider and black walnut products. The state took control of the Mill and rennovated it in the 1970s, turning it into a working museum. Many original artifacts still exist within the old mill.

Shoaff's Mill will open to the public on May 15th and continue through the 3rd weekend in October. The Mill may be closed occasionally due to staffing restraints - if you plan on visiting, check the calendar or park Facebook page first, or call 717-567-9255.

Registrations are not required - this is a first come, first serve facility. The majority of the program will be outside, with brief time allowed inside depending on number of visitors. COVID guidelines will be strictly followed - no one enters without a mask, and visitors are asked not to touch anything. Number of people inside will be heavily restricted. If you have any questions or concerns, or need special accommodations, please email mmarker@pa.gov. 



Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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