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Wallace Cross Mill Historic Site
Wallace-Cross Mill is a restored 1826 water-powered grist mill located near Cross Roads, East Hopewell Township. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Harry Cross, the last operator of the mill presented the building to York County in 1979. The Friends of Wallace-Cross Mill was formed in 1999 to oversee the programs at the newly restored mill. Today the group conducts open houses at the mill from June through October, conducts fundraisers, maintains the museum gift shop and plans the future for the mill.
The Mission Statement for Friends of the Wallace Cross Mill is: To acquire, preserve, and protect Wallace-Cross Mill through partnerships, artifact collection, structural maintenance, and educational and exhibition activities for interpretation of agricultural history and significance for individuals of all ages.
In 2006, the second and third floors of the mill were opened with new displays containing mill equipment and history on local milling. These displays further enhanced the operating mill located on the first floor. A new display on the history of the Wallace and Cross families opened in 2010.
To keep the mill in good working condition, the Friends of Wallace-Cross Mill hired nationally-known millwright Ben Hassett to conduct a survey of the building and equipment and do repairs. Ben and York County Parks have also designed a maintenance plan to followed to keep Wallace-Cross Mill in running order for years to come.
ADDRESS: 15759 Cross Mill Rd, Felton PA 17322
From Red Lion: Take Rt. 24 South from Red Lion. Turn left on Church St., travel 3.4 miles to Cross Mill Rd., turn right. Follow Cross Mill Rd. 1 mile until you reach mill on left.
From Stewartstown: Take Main St. (Rt. 24) north out of Stewartstown, turn right on Hickory Rd. and stay on Hickory until you turn left onto Cross Mill Rd. Follow Cross Mill Rd. until you see mill on right.
- Tours: Public open houses are scheduled June to October. For more information or to schedule a private tour, call the parks office.
- Friends Group: The Friends of Wallace-Cross Mill was formed in 1999 to oversee the programs at the newly restored mill. Today the group conducts open houses at the mill from June through October, conducts fundraisers, maintains the museum gift shop and plans the future for the mill.