Bear’s Mill937-548-5112 Website
6450 Arcanum-Bears Mill Rd. | Greenville, Ohio
Back to the Grindstone.
See firsthand just what that old expression meant. Located in just east of Greenville, Ohio, the flours & meals made here were produced by huge circular gristmill stones that ground the grain to the proper size. Hard work in those days! Bear’s Mill, built in 1849, one of the last operating water-powered mills in Ohio today, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places & is one of Darke County’s most popular landmarks. Treat yourself to the retail shop, featuring stone ground flours & meals, gourmet foods, gift items & homemade pottery. Walking tours take you through the Mill’s three upper floors to see all the milling machinery which still works!
Organized, guided tours for groups are offered for a fee. These must be scheduled in advance and offer several options which enhance the experience. If you choose this option, the Mill will be open according to your schedule regardless of our normal business hours. A tour guide will lead your group through the Mill and grounds, explaining the history of the Mill and how it works. Gourmet coffee and a homemade cookie will be served. Each visitor will take home a sample bag of a Bear’s Mill product with a recipe.
Guided tours are $5 per person with a minimum $100 deposit required. For example, 18 people may book a tour for the minimum fee of $100 or 40 people will cost $200. If more than 20 people are scheduled, the balance is due upon arrival. Tours must be booked 30-days in advance with a $100 deposit. In the event of a cancellation, $50 will be refunded if canceled at least one week prior to the tour. To book a guided tour with a group, contact us at 937-548-5112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.