Rice Grist Mill at Norris Dam State Park

Norris, TN — Visit Grist Mill at Norris Dam State Park on your Norris Lake, Tennessee vacation! Experience this 18th century mill that is still in use today! There is no charge, so bring your family and enjoy some of Tennessee's past history!
Rice Grist Mill Norris TN

Originally constructed by James Rice in 1798, the Grist Mill at Norris Dam State Park was included in the purchase of land by TVA. Due to the flooding and building of Norris Dam, the 18th century mill was torn down and reassembled. It was operated by four generations of the Rice family. The old mill was setup to power a sawmill, cotton gin, trip hammer and even to operate a dynamo that supplied electrical lighting for the Rice family home in 1899.

There is a small gift shop as well as information on the history of the grist mill. Inside the grist mill visitors can look at the inner workings of the mill and see details of craftsmanship!

Also located within walking distance is the Caleb Crosby Threshing Barn. It displays a handful of collections that include old farm tools, fanning mill grain cleaner, plows and a horse drawn wagon located outside. The barn has two levels and is in great condition.

Rice Grist Mill/Threshing Barn

Lower Clear Creek Road
Norris, TN 37828
Telephone: (865) 425-4500
Web: Visit Gift Shop

Park Hours/Directions
Office Hours: 8am - 4:30pm 
From I-75, take exit 128 and go 2.5 miles south on Hwy. Follow 441 on Norris Freeway to the entrance of the Grist Mill.

Rice Grist Mill Norris Tennessee
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