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The Union Mills Homestead
Based on 8 traveler reviews
A Beautiful Setting
Feb 13, 2015 by: jeffl499 from Alexandria, VA
About 12 miles north of downtown Westminster on Rte. 97, this old homestead is set along a small stream up on a hill. The site was a camp for Jeb Stuart as he headed north for the Gettysburg campaign so is a "must see" for Civil War visitors. A narrative plaque gives full details of his journey north. The homestead has been completely refurbished and stands as an eloquent reminder of the expansive farms in northern Maryland in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.. Unfortunately, it is only open to the public from June through September so not accessible for this visitor who will return again in the summer.
Here For A Civil War Weekend
Jul 22, 2014 by: bob55russell from Oakville, ontario
Visited here for several hours as part of a civil war weekend demonstrations and battles. Entrance fee of a three dollar donation. Everything was being done by volunteers and their dedication for such things was very evident. Toured both the mill and 1800's family homestead. Since I like history it certainly was a learning experience and history came alive with people getting involved here with this event,
Nice Way to Look Back at History
Aug 22, 2013 by: Beachy722Maryland from Maryland
The Union Mills Homestead is really a interesting place to visit. You could easily visit on your way to Gettysburg. It doesn't take long to tour. The working mill is great to see, and you can buy various flours, corn meal and grits to take home and use to bake or have homemade grits. The house is interesting too. Also, they have several nice events throughout the year.
Aug 13, 2013 by: BernardBaltimore from Baltimore, Maryland
Stop by a working historic mill and buy a bag of fresh ground flour. Tour of family home full of great artifacts is worth the $5 admission.
Nice Picnic Location
Aug 08, 2013 by: FF13 from Sykesville, Maryland
We have enjoyed this location for family picnics. There are tables available and the grounds are fun to explore. There is also a field for ball playing. Bathroom facilities are available. We have gone even when the facilities are closed.
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