The Graue Mill and Museum has RE-OPENED. Please stop by! Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.


The Frederick Graue House is always available for event rentals. After you have read all pertinent information under the "Graue House" heading, please email to check available dates

We are busy booking group tours and field trips during the months of September through November 6, 2016. Please contact Cathy Kolessar, Director of Operations at or call 630-920-9720 x13.


Girl Scout Day - Saturday, October 15th at 1:00. Leslie Goddard will perform Martha Washington & Girl Scouts will tour the Graue Mill and Museum. Registration is REQUIRED: If you do not register, we will charge you $20.00 in cash per person at the door.

In order to receive her patch, each Girl Scout must observe the following rules of good conduct in the Mill and Museum: 1) Do not run 2) Do not push 3)Do not yell 4) Do not disturb other guests.


Christmas at the Mill (CAM) returns in 2016 and will be held November 11,12 & 13.

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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