The mill faithfully reproduced of meals and flour for day to day existence of the Smokies' early settlers. Back in early 1800's, a water powered gristmill on the banks of the little Pigeon River became one of the main hubs of activity in the small mountain community.
The giant water wheel that harnesses the flow of the Little Pigeon River is the attractive feature. The Old Mill are known for biscuits, corn bread, pancakes, hush puppies, muffins and grits. They also use their own grains for the homemade artisan style breads that are prepared each day at The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe & Grille. They have special event also specially in Christmas. They make pottery, candy, decoration for the house and toys for a gift.
The Old Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and just as in the 19th century, it's still one of the most popular places in the Smokies and one of the most photographed mills in the country.