Michie Tavern's General Store ca. 1797

The General Store

Browse The General Store located in the Meadow Run Grist Mill ca. 1797

More than anything else, the mill stands as a symbol of America’s growth. Gristmills, powered by wind or water, ground grain into flour for life-sustaining bread as well as feed for animals.

Michie Tavern dismantled this 1797 mill from nearby Laurel Hill, Virginia, numbered each piece and then transported it by truck more than 50 miles so that it could be reconstructed here.  The painstaking restoration required two and a half years.

Today. the Meadow Run Grist Mill houses Michie Tavern’s General Store and welcomes visitors daily.
Open 10:00 – 4:00 Monday – Friday | 10:00 – 5:00 on weekends
Thanksgiving: 11:00 – 2:30 | Closed Christmas and New Years Day

Shopping opportunities in a charming old mercantile atmosphere

A Variety of Goods

  • A great selection of Virginia wine
  • Local beer and hard cider
  • Old fashioned candy
  • Stone ground baking mixes from Byrd Mill in Virginia
  • Second floor apparel room - hats, tees, hoodies
  • Virginia made soaps, lotions and candles
  • A huge collection of jewelery
  • Michie Tavern logo products
  • Old fashioned bottle sodas - Nehi & Boylan
A friendly and hospitable staff

Our knowledgeable staff invites you to a welcoming atmosphere to browse and shop.

Whether shopping for yourself or for someone special, we know you will be delighted by the variety and quality of the products offered.

Virginia Wine Tasting in The Mill Room
Shopping Experience
Details, Features & Amenities
  • Open 10:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday | 10:00 - 5:00 on weekends
  • Shopping opportunities on two floors
  • Frequent weekend local wine, beer & hard cider tastings in the Mill Room
  • Explore the Mill Room with a functioning bull wheel
  • Walk around the building and see the waterwheel for photo op
  • Can't shop in-person - no worries, we ship!

Wine Tastings at Michie Tavern's General Store

Unlike men, not all spirits were created equal

What people are saying
Words From Our Visitors
Except for a possible U turn out of you parking lot and up Carter’s mountain for some apples our trips are usually lunch, a stroll though the Grist Mill store and back to Richmond. A walk down to the store is leisurely and the walk back up the hill to the car helps with the guilt from all we have eaten.

- John Sharpe, Richmond, VA