Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site

  Construction Advisory 05/26/16
This summer the head gates and flume gates will be rebuilt requiring the draining of the mill race. The mill and grounds will be open and guided tours with some milling demonstrations will be available as always but no self guided tours will be allowed during construction nor will the mill run on water power. Please call 541-491-3611 if you would like more information.
Symbols represent major park features and activities.  Blue icons mean some or all are ADA accessible.

Major Park Features:
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Open Year Round
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)

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 oldest 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 every day at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00 and last about one hour. Group tours 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.