Aldie Mill Historic Park, one of Northern Virginia’s hidden gem destinations, brings history to life on the weekends. Located on John Mosby Highway in Aldie, Virginia, the mill is a quick day trip.

After the tour, walk across the street and greet this month’s Meet Middleburg featured person, Wally Lunceford at the Aldie Peddler.

Miller Mike Devine explains the milling process.

Miller Mike Devine explains the milling process.

Volunteer docents like Miller Mike Devine provide education and entertaining talks to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays. Donations keep the doors open. Docents provide the back to the past experience. Fifty percent of each donation goes directly to the Aldie Mill Historic Park, and the other 50 percent supports land preservation and park development throughout the Northern Virginia Parks system.

The mill is open Saturdays and Sundays from April 14 until Nov. 11 from noon until 5 p.m.

Photos by Doug Stroud

This article first appeared in the September 2018 Issue.