Mabry Mill is a water-powered gristmill built around 1905 and located at Milepost 176.2 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's the most photographed scene on the Parkway.
Visitors can still see the mill, blacksmith demonstrations, and other examples of early 1900 mountain industry including chair making, weaving and spinning, and basket making. Demonstrators are on site daily from Memorial Day through October.
On most Sundays, bluegrass and old-time music is performed on the grounds from 2 to 6 p.m.
On Sundays in October, apple butter is stirred in fire-heated kettles.
The restaurant, open May through October, serves country-style food, with Virginia crafts and foods available in the gift shop.