Graue Mill and Museum

Tasting History at the Graue Mill and Museum

History isn’t far out of reach, even for the modern city dweller. If you’re looking for a piece of American heritage, it’s time to explore the Graue Mill and Museum. Don’t just read about history—this is an opportunity to touch it with your own hands!

Graue Mill and Museum

Founded in the 1840s, this working mill operates just as it did over 100 years ago. The mill was originally constructed by a German man named Frederick Graue. The Graue Mill and Museum stands today as a monument to the rich history of both Illinois and America.

By the 1950s, the mill was under new management. An organization called the DuPage Graue Mill Corporation was formed. In fact, this initiative was created and maintained at the hands of local residents on a volunteer basis. Thanks to the combined efforts of these volunteers, the museum is operational to this day.

Guests can expect to find a myriad of traditional trades and old techniques. Not only is the mill open to the public for tours, but visitors also have the opportunity to see how it works first hand. The team works hard to provide historical accuracy for an authentic 1800’s experience. So you’re welcome to check out the farmer’s workshop, weaving station, and more old-fashioned tools—true to an American pioneer atmosphere.

Make The Most Of Your Visit

The museum hours vary between seasons, visit their website for a list of special events. You can, however, expect to find locally-milled cornmeal year round. If you’re a history buff, this is definitely one location you can’t miss.

Residents of our community at The Retreat at Seven Bridges are a short 25-minute drive from this historic landmark. So if you’re looking for a home in the greater Woodridge area, contact us today and see what luxury properties are available.

Back to all posts