Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, St. Helena

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Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park is a California state park located in Napa County between St. Helena and Calistoga. The park is the site of a water-powered grist mill that was built in 1846 is one of only two water-driven mills remaining west of the Mississippi River.

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  • What a fun place to visit! The miller (Tony) who gave us the tour was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and delighted that our husbands had engineering backgrounds and had lots of questions! We really... 
    What a fun place to visit! The miller (Tony) who gave us the tour was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and delighted that our husbands had engineering backgrounds and had lots of questions! We really...  more »
  • The long history of the Napa Valley is captured in a visit and tour of the Bale Grist Mill. I recommend a weekend visit when you can actually see the process of grinding the ancient grains. 
    The long history of the Napa Valley is captured in a visit and tour of the Bale Grist Mill. I recommend a weekend visit when you can actually see the process of grinding the ancient grains.  more »
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  • Great looking mill. There are tours inside which typically take about 45 to 60 minutes. $8 adults and $3 kids. Parking is inside state park. We weren’t aware and saw few cars parked on the side of the street.
  • This is a great place to visit. There is so much history. The tour guy Mario is incredibly knowledgeable and willing to tell you stories as long as you are interested and have the time. We spent 1 1/2 hours there. Time well spent.

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