I recently mentioned the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge as a good photo opportunity location. Yet the Old Mill Square district also should be considered as a destination itself.
The original historic water-powered gristmill from the 1800’s is still in operation, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An old-fashioned general store now occupies the mill building and markets milled products and pantry items. The area’s craft heritage is still demonstrated in other shops of Old Mill Square, a collection of several retail buildings located adjacent and nearby. Pigeon River Pottery artisans both create and sell handcrafted items. Other offerings include bakery and candy goods, gifts, mountain crafts, toy selections, and more.
Two restaurants serve the complex, and both are excellent. The Old Mill Restaurant is a rustic family-style meal, featuring items that include stone ground products from the mill. Pottery House Cafe & Grille has an American lunch and dinner menu that is deliciously homemade.
The Old Mill also hosts several festival events throughout the year. On Saturday, September 28, 2013, the 10th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day features live music, crafts, games, and food. It is an autumn event you really should visit if you are vacationing the end of this month. Learn more here: http://oldmillheritageday.com/index.htm
After checking into your Pigeon Forge cabin rental, we at Volunteer Cabin Rentals recommend visiting the Old Mill. We enjoy its variety as locals, and know you will too.
For directions and a short video, see 60 Seconds at The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge, TN.