The Mill is now closed for the season.
We will reopen on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. We are also currently taking field trip reservations for the 2019 season. Cornmeal can be purchased by calling 630-920-9720.
The Frederick Graue House is always available for event rentals. After you have read all pertinent information under the "Graue House" heading, please email CBuczkowski@grauemill.org to check available dates.
summer morning in 1852, Fred Graue entered his mill and turned
the wheel that opened the sluice gates outside. Water from
Salt Creek rushed into the millrace and the wooden waterwheel
began to turn for the first time. It would turn the machinery
that would grind grain for the next seventy years.
Today, Graue Mill is the only operating waterwheel gristmill
in the Chicago area.