Northeast Georgia Mountains / Helen

Nora Mill Granary

7107 S. Main St.
Helen, GA 30545

706-878-2375 | 800-927-2375
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Nora Mill is a fully operational gristmill (one of the few that still grind corn) located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River outside of Helen, Georgia. Built in 1876, the mill is four stories tall, has 1,500 pound French Burr Mill Stones, a 100-foot wooden raceway and a water turbine rather than a water wheel.

John Martin, a gold miner, built the mill in 1876 and made Sautee-Nacoochee Valley his home. Dr. Lamartine Martin, who became the governor of Georgia from 1927 - 1931, bought the mill in 1901 and named it after his sister Nora.

Today, the mill is run by the Fain family. The Nora Mill Granary is a well-known destination for visitors to the mountains. A variety of milled products are sold in the mill and in the mill store adjacent to the mill. Make sure to sample some Pioneer Porridge on your visit.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mill is open year-round - except Christmas Day.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Parking off Site

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages