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Old Gilliam Mill Park

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Historic Sites, Birthday Parties, Educational, Historical
State Hwy 42, Sanford, NC

Activity Overview

Located on Highway 42 West in Sanford, the Old Gilliam Mill Park is an excellent place to spend a fund day out with the family and discover how a mill worked in the 19th century. Besides offering a glimpse into the past of the area, the Old Gilliam Mill Park is also a perfect location for hosting parties and taking stunning pictures.

The current mill you can see at the Old Gilliam Mill Park is a faithful 20th-century reproduction of the original mill. Worth Pickard constructed the reproduction on weekends and holidays, helped by some of his friends and family.

Things to Do

  • Take a walk through the grounds of the Old Gilliam Mill Park to discover some of the old equipment that was used at the mill more than a hundred years ago.
  • The Old Gilliam Mill Park is available to rent for birthday parties, weddings, church groups, motorcycle clubs, and more.
  • You are welcome to bring your own lunch at the Old Gilliam Mill Park.

Old Gilliam Mill Park Insider Tips

  • Visit the old pioneer cabin at the Old Gilliam Mill Park, where you can discover an authentic fireplace.
  • A working blacksmith shop is available at the Old Gilliam Mill Park, which is an excellent opportunity to show children how tools were produced back in the day.
  • The original mill was washed away by a flood in 1928.

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