Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site

  General Advisory 08/16/17
Effective Wednesday, Aug. 16, all Oregon State Parks will restrict open flames and campfires, including fires on all Oregon beaches. Briquettes, tiki-style torches and candles are also prohibited until further notice. Only fuel sources that can be turned off instantly, such as propane stoves and propane fire pits, will be allowed.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Open Year Round

Thompson's Mills is a unique survivor of times past, chronicling 150 years of Oregon rural life and honoring the owners who adapted the mill to the changing world around it.  It is the last water-powered mill in the state and its turbines can be seen in action on guided tours. A water right that predates statehood produces the water flow that still runs the milling machines for demonstrations today.

The Mill and grounds are open from 9:00 to 4:00 daily. Free guided tours are offered whenever we are open- just drop in and we'll show you around. Group tours (10 or more people) are available but please call in advance to ensure adequate staffing. The Mill and grounds are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.  There are no fees to visit. The main tour of the Mill is ADA compliant.