Mabry Mill is one of the most popular Blue Ridge scenic attractions, providing visitors with a first-hand view of rural life at the turn of the century. Constructed in 1903 as a blacksmith and wheelwright shop by Patrick County resident Edwin Mabry, the operation was soon expanded to include both a sawmill and a gristmill. Farmers from surrounding Patrick, Carroll and Floyd Counties brought wheat and corn to Mabry Mill to be ground into flour and cornmeal.
Today, visitors can see the original horizontal millstones, the water-powered wheel that turned the stones and the millrace that directed the water over the wheel. Cornmeal and flour ground at the mill are available in the gift shop.
Mabry Mill is located at milepost 176 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.