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The Union Mills Homestead, Westminster

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Union Mills Homestead Historic District is a national historic district at Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, United States. It comprises a dwelling house, a grist mill, and a Bollman-design bridge. The Shriver Homestead was built in 1797 by Andrew and David Shriver and has been continually occupied by the family. The mill, also built 1797, is a large brick structure, built of locally manufactured brick laid in both Flemish bond and common bond. On June 30, 1863, General J.E.B. Stuart of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia camped at Union Mills and was hosted by part of the Shriver family. On the following day, General James Barnes of the 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac arrived on the site and welcomed and entertained by other members of the family.
Union Mills was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
The Union Mills Homestead was home to the Shriver family for 6 generations. It is currently a historic landmark located in Westminster, Maryland, about 17 miles south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Homestead is now a museum of American culture, operated by the Union Mills Homestead Foundation, a non-profit foundation with all proceeds dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Union Mills Homestead Complex.
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  • My husband and I took advantage of the first low-humidity-sunny-day-in-the-time-of-covid and left the Annapolis area for a Sunday drive and walk. We wound up at Union Mills and it was a wonderful...  more »
  • Genuinely nice and welcoming place. Their old fashion corn roast in August is the best and the reenactment of the Corbit charge is very interesting.  more »
  • Corn roast had more people than I seen in years past. Corn is sweet and tender. Take about 30 minutes to get through the line. Hot weather very few places for shade. Otherwise always for a good cause.
  • Great tours of house and working mill. Only $5 for a tour of both. If you're lucky they'll grind a bit of corn. The property was visited by both Union and Confederate troops prior to the battle of Gettysburg.

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