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Mill in Operation at Peirce Mill

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Location: 
Tilden Street (same as Park Rd) NW and Beach Dr NW, Washington, DC 20015
Building: 
Peirce Mill in Rock Creek National Park
Details: 

Watch the waterwheel turn and learn how the flow of water into the "buckets" brings the wheel to life and sets the machinery inside the mill in motion. You will see the millstone grind corn into cornmeal, and learn why inventor Oliver Evans (holder of US patent #3) designed mills to be tall.

Cost: 
Free
Directions: http://www.nps.gov/pimi/planyourvisit/directions.htm; Pierce Mill: http://www.nps.gov/pimi/index.htm
Phone: 
(202) 895-6070