Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site

  Construction Advisory 12/10/18
The 101 year old silos will be undergoing extensive repairs this winter. Scaffolding will surround the structures as the roof is replaced, the top concrete edges are re-poured, the silos get a fresh coat of whitewash and the logos get touched up. The classic view of the mill and silos will be diminished but access to the mill itself is not likely to be interrupted. Generators and power equipment may be in operation during your visit.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Open Year Round
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)

Thompson's Mills is a unique survivor of times past, chronicling 160 years of Oregon rural life and honoring the owners who continually 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 every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.  There are no fees to visit. The main tour of the mill is accessible by ramps. The mill address is 32655 Boston Mill Drive, Shedd, OR 97377.