Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site

  Construction Advisory 07/03/18
The mill race (the water that powers the mill) will be drained for a fire hydrant repair during the week of July 23rd. The mill will still be open and guided tours will be available but without water the mill will only run on electric power, not water power. Please call 541-491-3611 for updates and more information.

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 160 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 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 ADA compliant. The mill address is 32655 Boston Mill Drive, Shedd, OR 97377.