Enjoy a visit to the Historic Clifton Mill to see how the Mill works, view and walk the grounds, dine in the restaurant, and take home products from our store!
The Historic Clifton Mill is one of the largest water-powered grist mills still in existence. The first mill at this site was built in 1802 by Owen Davis, a Revolutionary War soldier and frontiersman miller. The mill was built in this location to take advantage of the natural power of the concentrated water funneled into the gorge. Owen Davis and his son-in-law, General Benjamin Whiteman also built a saw mill and a distillery. Soon a village known as Davis Mills sprang up. The Little Miami River powered five other mills that were built within a mile of Historic Clifton Mill: a woolen mill, saw mill, paper mill, barrel mill and another grist mill. Historic Clifton Mill is the only one still standing.
Restaurant and Gift Shop
9am to 4pm
9am to 6:30pm
8am to 6:30pm
8am to 5pm
Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill
6pm to 9pm
6pm to 8pm
Calendar of Events
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How the Mill Works
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