Old Mill Square
The gristmill on the Little Pigeon River was a hub of activity in Pigeon Forge when it was built in the early 1800s. Today the historic water wheel still turns, powering massive stones that grind the flour and meal used for freshly baked biscuits, mouth-watering cornbread and slow-cooked grits at the Old Mill Restaurant next door.
Old Mill Square is a collection of shops and eateries in Pigeon Forge, as well as a venue for Smoky Mountain events year round. A General Store inside the Old Mill sells freshly ground grains in addition to baking mixes, homemade jams, jellies and more. Confectioners at the Old Mill Candy Kitchen make homemade fudge, hand-dip chocolates in copper kettles, and pull saltwater taffy on site. The Old Mill Creamery is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor that features generous scoops of homemade, hand-dipped flavors.
Pigeon River Pottery at The Old Mill sells hand-crafted pottery formed and fired on site by in-house artisans. The Sassafras women's boutique offers apparel, accessories, distinctive jewelry and more. And, the Old Mill Toy Bin specializes in nostalgic toys sure to spark the imaginations of young and old alike.
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