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Catch a Glimpse of the Past at the Graue Mill and Museum

As the only operating waterwheel gristmill in Illinois, and one of only three authenticated Underground Railroad stations in the state, Graue Mill and Museum represents a bridge between the past and present. Embodying a belief that understanding history is essential for moving towards the future, the historic attraction offers educational programs that include milling, spinning and weaving, and living history presentations. The museum is also home to intriguing artifacts, which provide unique insights into the way of life of residents who lived in the area between 1850 and 1890.


  • Adults: $5
  • Seniors: $4
  • Children (4-12): $2
  • Children (3 and under): Free


  • Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
  • Closed on Monday, except for holidays


  • Annual Fine Arts Festival
  • Craft Beer Tasting
  • Master Gardeners
  • Annual Wine Tasting Event
  • Civil War Encampment


  • Field Trips
  • History Presentations
  • Milling
  • Spinning
  • Weaving

What are the group rates at Graue Mill and Museum?

Your group must consist of at least 20 members to qualify for the group rates at Graue Mill and Museum. The group tour rates are as follows:
  • Children: $1.75 each
  • Adults: $4.25 each
(One teacher admitted free with each class) Senior Citizens: $3.75 each A $20 deposit is required and must be received no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled visit to avoid cancellation of your reservation. The deposit is non-refundable unless notice of cancellation is received at least one week prior to the date of your visit.

How long is a Graue Mill and Museum tour?

The average duration of group tours at Graue Mill and Museum ranges from one to one-and-a-half hours. However, if you have more time to spend, then we will be more than happy to modify the duration and content of the tour.
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