Rikard’s Mill is a restored, water-powered gristmill on banks of the picturesque Flat Creek ,
Listed on the Alabama Register of Historic Sites, Rikard’s Mill is home to a fully functioning water-powered grist mill and museum.
The mill has served residents of north Monroe County since it was built in 1845. Visitors can watch as corn is ground into cornmeal and grits. The museum is dedicated to preserving past folk traditions, such as gristmilling, blacksmithing and cane syrup making, by holding many interactive events in the park each year.
The family oriented park includes picnic tables and an attractive lawn area. A gift shop offers grits, cornmeal, cane syrup and other period items.
Access : Coordinates: 31.786986, -87.224797 / Location : 4116 Hwy. 265 North .Beatrice, AL 36425 / Rikard’s Mill located between Monroeville and Camden on Hwy. 265
- The museum is dedicated to preserving past folk traditions, such as gristmilling, blacksmithing and cane syrup making,
- The Rikard’s Mill site is now operated as a historical park. The park includes the restored Rikard grist mill as well as a number of other facilities like picnic area and barbecue facilities.
Hours of Operation : Open Apr.-Nov. Fri-Sat. 11-5 / Fees : $4.00 / facilities : covered bridge gift shop, hiking, a blacksmith shop, barn exhibit, cane syrup mill, cabin and carriage house , picnic area and barbecue facilities.
Events : November , Syrup-Making Days / Pioneer Days (for School Children)
Activities : Scenic Driving- Auto Touring / sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking
Go next : Beatrice , a town in Monroe County, Alabama / Tunnel Springs, Alabama / Peterman, Alabama