THE MILL WILL REOPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON ON TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN!

We are busy booking group tours and field trips for the 2014 season. Please contact Cathy Kolessar, Director of Operations at 630-920-9720 x27.

Due to recent changes in building occupancy codes by the Du Page Forest Preserve and the Village of Oak Brook we can now accommodate a maximum of 80 visitors at one time in the Graue Mill & Museum.

One summer morning in 1852, Fred Graue entered his mill and turned the wheel that opened the sluice gates outside. Water from Salt Creek rushed into the millrace and the wooden waterwheel began to turn for the first time. It would turn the machinery that would grind grain for the next seventy years.

Today, Graue Mill is the only operating waterwheel gristmill in the Chicago area.

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