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Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park: Tours & Tickets

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Built in 1846, this water-powered mill served Napa Valley's farmers who brought their wheat grain and dried corn to the mill to be ground into flour and meal. Bale Grist Mill has one of the largest waterwheels in the country and still mills grain...more
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3369 St Helena Hwy No., St. Helena, CA 94574
+1 707-963-2236
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Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the bale grist mi ,it's VERY nice to go to it's right next to ,DARIO castle and home, DARIO has given money to THIS place,lots of time over the years AND gos to bale grist mi for party's AND to keep...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Curious316528
Reviewed 4 September 2019

$5 for Adult tour, learn some history and watch them mill flour. Great story about how they cannot sell their flour, but you can make a donation and take home a bag.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jessica_link
Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

We stopped while in the Bothe Napa State Park hiking as it is right there. There is an additional fee after paying the state park fee to take the mill tour $5/person. We decided it would be fun and paid the fee then started the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank JerriAL1
Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

We had such a nice tour of bale grist mill. It's a fascinating and rich history of the napa valley. Our tour guide Chip was very thorough while being fun and giving us lots to think about on napa. Take a break and stop off...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bobold
Reviewed 12 May 2019

Park does not allow dogs on wooded trail. Come on - what is wrong with this group and Napa Valley as a whole. I can bring my dog into restaurant to eat with me but cannot take on trail. This place bites. Parking also is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hicks3456
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The Bale Grist Mill is a great place to learn the evolution of grain milling. The tour guide mesmerized the group with the information shared from 2000 yrs to date as well as demonstrating the mill operation with engineering mechanical details on calibrating the variables...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 604eileenp
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The highlight was the Bale Grist Hill. It is huge! A 36 foot water wheel. We had a guide and he told us a lot of history. It was interesting. Dr Edward Turnet Bale was not really a doctor. He worked on boats with sailors....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 4 September 2018

For a small fee you get a wonderful tour and presentation of how the pioneers of California supplemented their meals with baked goods. the presentation includes the history and workings of the mill and a live demonstration of the milling process. Be sure to stay...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Number9
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The grounds around this mill are a lovely walk through the woods and the mill is interesting from the outside but even more interesting on the inside. It's run using a water wheel. If you pay the small fee for a tour, you'll get an...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CAtourist
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Go for a guided tour and see flour being milled. The guiding is extremely detailed and you can get answers to all your questions.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Stellan D
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10 May 2019|
Response from mxnbsnswthplsr |
What are you basing this dollar amount on? The admission s $5 per person.
10 May 2019|
Response from mxnbsnswthplsr |
What are you basing this dollar amount on? The admission s $5 per person.