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Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site

  COVID-19 Alert 05/16/20
Park is OPEN with limited services 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The interpretive center is closed until further notice. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice.
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2 additional notices for this park, click here to view.

Major Features & Activities

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

COVID-19 UPDATE: Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for limited daytime visits. The interpretive center is closed until further notice. Other services limited. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. 

 

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.