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George Washington's merchant gristmill was capable of producing 5,000 to 8,000 pounds of flour and cornmeal a day.

The gristmill is open on the weekends, seasonally.

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The History of the Gristmill

George Washington constructed a gristmill at his Dogue Run Farm in 1770-1771.

In 1791, Washington upgraded his operation by installing milling improvements. This new automated method—known as the Evans system, after its inventor—moved grain and flour through all the steps in the milling process by mechanical means, with no need for manual labor.

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Take a look inside George Washington's Gristmill through our Virtual Tour

Gristmill Products

Explore Mount Vernon's collection of products made at George Washington's reconstructed gristmill.

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