Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site

  General Advisory 08/14/17
During the eclipse the small parking lot at the mill will be monitored and the park gates will be closed once the lot is full. The mill itself will not be open during the eclipse while all staff monitor the outdoor activities. No additional parking is available on the property nor on Boston Mill Drive. Many miles of remote country road surround the mill and all make good options as eclipse viewing locations.

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

*Note eclipse information in General Advisory above*

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.