The Historic Parshallville Cider Mill schedules guided tours during cider season. If you’re looking for an educational tour, we have a unique location full of history. Our tours are perfect for scouting groups, elementary classrooms, seniors, and group outings. We have a variety of options available to cater to your interests. Call today for pricing and ask to be scheduled for one of the following tours. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and are not available on weekends.
During this tour you’ll learn about the history of this Michigan Historic Site, aka; Success Flour, Tom Walker’s Grist Mill, and Parshallville Cider Mill. You’ll learn about one of the last remaining water powered mills in the state of Michigan and how Isaac Parshall began his journey from New York to Michigan to find the best site to build his flour mill. Next, you’ll hear stories about the Walker family purchasing the mill and converting it to a grist mill. View original grain tubes and buckets, water turbines and the old fashioned rack and cloth cider press. You’ll visit our press room where you’ll taste our freshly pressed cider and learn all about the process involved to produce fresh Michigan Apple Cider, made the old fashioned way. Visit the mill floor where Tom Walker’s handwriting is still visible today. This mill has a rich history dating back to the mid 1800s and is located on the banks of the North Ore Creek. A delicious glass of cider and donut will be served upon the conclusion of your tour. Available Monday, Thursday and Friday- September and October. By reservation only.
This tour is perfect for elementary school classrooms to supplement an apple themed curriculum. Your students will have an opportunity to learn about different varieties of apples; how they are transported to our mill, where they came from, and finally what end products are made from Michigan apples (Apple Cider, Apple Pies, Caramel Apples, and Apple Butter, just to name a few). You’ll have an opportunity to sample a few varieties of apples and learn what an Heirloom Apple is. Finally, you’ll visit our press room and learn all about the process involved to produce fresh Michigan Apple Cider, made the old fashioned way. You’ll also enjoy a delicious glass of cider and donut upon the conclusion of your tour. Available Monday, Thursday and Friday in September and October. By reservation only.
One of our most requested tours for scouting groups. During this tour, you’ll visit our pie shop and work with one of the bakers to create a three inch homemade pie. You’ll learn how we make our crust and the art of rolling the pastry, and finally assembling the personal pie to take and bake at home. Bring your rolling pins and get ready for some fun! Available Tuesday and Wednesday in September and October. By reservation only. Leaders, this tour fills up quickly so please plan accordingly.