Open Daily 10am -5pm
If you love local history and unique hand made items, Cecil’s Old Mill is the place to check out! Located on Indian Bridge Road, in Great Mills, Maryland, it was originally built as a cotton/textile factory in the 1800′s and was later transformed into a grist mill and saw mill. After restoration, Cecil’s Old Mill has become a National landmark in Historic St. Mary’s County and is home to some of the finest local arts and crafts in Southern Maryland.
The St. Mary's River, which once powered Historic Cecil's Old Mill, is just a trickle in this area now, so the water wheel now runs on electricity. Today the building, which dates to 1900, contains an artist co-op as well as a small display of artifacts throughout the mill. A short video of how the mill works and has changed, as well as photographs of the mill then and now are available to view. Most of the arts and crafts on sale are handmade by local artist. scenes of painted or photographed of lighthouses on driftwood, crocheted baby clothes, and colorful quilts made by the local Amish, homemade Jellies, jewelry, and embroidery are just a small amount of items you will find.