Historic Yates Mill Everyone's Welcome

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Historic Yates Mill County Park welcomes all visitors and affirms its commitment to offering programs and services that are accessible to everyone. We will make every effort to ensure that visitors of all abilities are fully included in all our programs and facilities.

Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

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Listen to a recorded audio version of our property tour. 

Visitors Who Are Deaf

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Read a text version of our property tour. 

Visitors Who Are on the Autism Spectrum

We welcome families with children and adults on the autism spectrum. The following resources will help you plan for an enjoyable visit.

Historic Yates Mill County Park is a 174-acre site, with the last operable grist mill in Wake County, three walking trails, gardens, and picnic areas. Preparing for your visit a few days beforehand can make for a more manageable and enjoyable experience. The following tips will help in your planning:

“My Historic Yates Mill Park Pack”  Visual Schedule: Download, print and complete the “My Historic Yates Mill Park” Visual Schedule before visiting the park. It includes a visual checklist with location and communication cards that will help you and your child design and prepare for your visit.

“My Historic Yates Mill Park Pack": This pack is available to borrow and check out inside the park's visitors center at the front desk. The kit includes a customizable visual schedule, maps, sensory-seeking toys, noise-reducing headphones and suggestions for making your visit an enjoyable experience. 

Sensory supports: Noise-reducing head phones and various sensory-seeking toys are available to borrow any time during our operating hours on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Read our Tips for a Successful Visit .

Check out our social narrative for an independent family visit to Historic Yates Mill County Park.